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Table 3 Baseline demographic characteristics by consumption of fresh red meat

From: Meat consumption and risk of primary hip and knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study

  < 3.0 times/week n = 7576 3.0 - 4.4 times/week n = 9371 4.5 - 6.4 times/week n = 9661 ≥6.5 times/week n = 8723
Age of entering MCCS 54.1 [8.8] 54.4 [8.6] 54.6 [8.5] 54.8 [8.4]
Age of entering joint replacement cohort 61.7 [9.0] 62.1 [8.8] 62.3 [8.7] 62.7 [8.6]
Women, number (%) 5196 (24.1) 6020 (27.9) 5791 (26.8) 4573 (21.2)
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.1 [4.4] 26.5 [4.3] 26.8 [4.3] 27.4 [4.4]
Country of birth, number (%)     
   Australia/United Kingdom 6088 (22.3) 7463 (27.4) 7608 (27.9) 6097 (22.4)
   Italy/Greece 1488 (18.4) 1908 (23.6) 2053 (25.4) 2626 (32.5)
Education, number (%)     
   Primary and some secondary 3818 (19.5) 5053 (25.8) 5409 (27.6) 5326 (27.2)
   Completed secondary and degree/diploma 3725 (24.0) 4262 (27.4) 4211 (27.1) 3335 (21.5)
  1. Values are reported as mean [SD], or number (%).
  2. MCCS: The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study