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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participating elderly men and women, The Tromsø Study (2007-2008)

From: Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health symptoms in community living elderly men and women: The Tromsø Study

  Men (n= 1558) Women (n= 1553) p-value
Age in years, Mean (SD) 71.2 (5.3) 72.0 (5.6) < 0.001a
Currently married, % (n) 75.6 (1178) 51.4 (798) < 0.001b
Lower education, % (n) 33.2 (517) 52.9 (822) < 0.001b
Smoking, % (n)    
   Never smoked 24.4 (380) 47.8 (743) < 0.001b
   Previous smokers 60.6 (944) 38.2 (593)  
   Current smokers 15.0 (234) 14.0 (217)  
Alcohold more than once a month, % (n) 57.1 (878) 39.6 (605) < 0.005b
BMI (kg/m2) Mean (SD) 27.0 (3.6) 27.0 (4.5) 0.69a
Risk of malnutrition, % (n)    
   Low 94.3 (1470) 91.4 (1419) 0.005b
   Medium 3.5 (55) 5.5 (85)  
   High 2.1 (33) 3.2 (49)  
SCL-10 score Median (interquartile range) 1.10 (1.00-1.30) 1.20 (1.07-1.44) < 0.001c
SCL-10 score ≥ 1.85, % (n) 3.9 (61) 9.1 (142) < 0.001b
  1. at-test, bchi-square test, cMann-Whitney U test, d n is 1538 men and 1526 women (alcohol).