Table 1. Baseline Characteristics of Study Participants by Sex
WomenMen
N265 988213 622
Age, y56.3 (8.0)56.4 (8.2)
Socioeconomic status, %
Lower half32.533.0
Higher half67.567.0
Smoking status, %
Never59.950.1
Previous31.337.8
Current8.812.4
Body mass index, kg/m227.0 (5.2)27.8 (4.2)
Waist circumference, cm84.6 (12.5)96.7 (11.2)
Hip circumference, cm103.3 (10.3)103.4 (7.5)
Standing height, cm162.5 (6.3)175.8 (6.8)
Weight, kg71.4 (14.0)85.8 (14.3)
Waist‐to‐hip ratio0.82 (0.1)0.93 (0.1)
Waist‐to‐height ratio0.52 (0.1)0.55 (0.1)
  • Values are means (standard deviation) for continuous variables and percentages for categorical variables.