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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population, overall and by sex

From: Cytokines for evaluation of chronic inflammatory status in ageing research: reliability and phenotypic characterisation

  All participants (n = 207) Men (n = 83) Women (n = 124)
Age (years) 56.7 (53.7, 59.5) 57.6 (55.8, 60.4) 55.4 (51.5, 58.9)
 Range 44.8–63.9 51.5–63.7 44.8–63.9
BMI (kg/cm 2 ) 26.1 (23.3, 28.8) 27.8 (25.3, 29.5) 25.0 (22.6, 27.9)
 Range 19.1–41.7 19.8–37.0 19.1–41.7
Overweight, BMI > 25 (%) 61 78 50
Waist circumference (cm) 93.0 (83.8, 101.8) 100.8 (96.1, 107.5) 86.3 (77.6, 93.3)
 Range 68.3–126.3 79.3–126.3 68.3–115.8
hsCRP (μg/mL) 1.2 (0.7, 2.5) 1.5 (0.7, 2.9) 1.1 (0.6, 2.2)
 Range 0.1–13.4 0.1–12.9 0.2–13.4
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 136.0 (128.0, 144.0) 137.0 (130.0, 145.0) 134.8 (124.0, 142.0)
 Range 100.0–206.0 100.0–206.0 100.0–163.0
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 88.0 (80.0, 94.0) 90.0 (85.0, 96.0) 86.0 (79.0, 92.0)
 Range 62.0–120.0 62.0–120.0 67.0–106.0
Sports in winter (h per week) 1.0 (0, 2.5) 0.5 (0, 2.0) 1.0 (0, 3.0)
 Range 0–14.0 0–12.0 0–14.0
Sports in summer (h per week) 1.0 (0, 3.0) 0 (0, 2.0) 1.0 (0, 3.0)
 Range 0–14.0 0–12.0 0–14.0
Non-fasting (%) 10 13 8
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, hsCRP High sensitivity C-reactive protein. Values are expressed as medians (25th, 75th percentile), or percentages