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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in the subsample of Alpha Omega Cohort for the present analysisa

From: Associations of dairy and fiber intake with circulating odd-chain fatty acids in post-myocardial infarction patients

 Value
Age (y)69.2 ± 5.7
Men, n (%)678 (78.0)
Body mass index (kg/m2)27.8 ± 4.0
 Obese, n (%)b205 (23.6)
Smoking status, n (%)c
 Never150 (17.3)
 Former595 (68.6)
 Current123 (14.2)
Physical activity, n (%)c,d
 Low327 (37.9)
 Medium356 (41.3)
 High179 (20.8)
Alcohol intake, n (%)e
 No58 (6.7)
 Low464 (53.4)
 Moderate223 (25.7)
 High124 (14.3)
Time since last myocardial infarction (y)3.0 (1.4–5.9)
Prevalent diabetes, n(%)f186 (21.4)
Medication use, n (%)
 Statins772 (88.8)
 Anti-hypertensive818 (94.1)
 Anti-diabetes129 (14.8)
Serum lipids (mmol/L)
 Total cholesterolc4.43 ± 0.89
 LDL cholesterolg2.25 ± 0.75
 HDL cholesterolc1.37 ± 0.35
 Triglyceridesc1.59 (1.18–2.31)
Odd-chain fatty acids (% total fatty acids)
 Phospholipids 15:00.14 (0.12–0.16)
 Phospholipids 17:00.38 ± 0.08
 Cholesteryl esters 15:00.16 ± 0.04
 Cholesteryl esters 17:00.08 (0.07–0.10)
  1. HDL high-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, MET metabolic equivalent
  2. aValues are mean ± standard deviation or median (interquartile range) or n (%)
  3. bObesity defined as body mass index ≥30 kg/m2
  4. cMissing values for < 1% of patients
  5. dCategorized as ‘low’: no activity or only light activity (≤ 3 METs), ‘medium’: > 0 to < 5 days per week of moderate or vigorous activity (> 3 METs), and ‘high’: ≥5 days per week of moderate or vigorous activity
  6. eCategorized as ‘no’: 0 g/d, ‘low’: > 0 to 10 g/d, ‘moderate’: > 10 to 20 g/d for women and > 10 to 30 g/d for men, and ‘high’: > 20 g/d for women and > 30 g/d for men
  7. fDefined as a self-reported physician’s diagnosis, use of anti-diabetes medication, or plasma glucose ≥7.0 mmol/L (fasting) or ≥ 11.1 mmol/L (non-fasting)
  8. gMissing values for 44 patients for LDL cholesterol