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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Beverage specific alcohol intake in a population-based study: Evidence for a positive association between pulmonary function and wine intake

Variable (unit) Value (SD)
Age (years) 59.9 (10.7)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 28.2 (5.2)
FVC (liter) 3.82 (1.01)
FEV 1 (liter) 2.90 (0.80)
FVC% (%) 98.4 (15.2)
FEV 1 % (%) 96.5 (16.4)
Women (%) 52.3%
African-American (%) 6.9%
Smoking  
   Never-Smoker (%) 42.8%
   Ex-Smoker (%) 43.5%
   Current-Smoker (%) 13.7%
   Pack-years of smoking 14.8 (23.0)
Alcohol Intake  
   Never Drinkers 3.0%
   Current Drinkers 68.1%
   Non-Current Drinkers 28.8%
Past 30 days alcohol intake  
   Total Alcohol (g/day) § 8.2 (17.8)
   Beer (g/day) § 3.0 (8.8)
   White Wine (g/day) § 1.3 (5.0)
   Red Wine (g/day) § 1.0 (3.4)
   Fortified Wine (g/day) § 0.03 (0.5)
   Liquor (g/day) § 2.8 (13.6)
Lifetime alcohol intake  
   Total Alcohol (kg) 210.6 (600.6)
   Beer(kg) 98.7 (215.3)
   White Wine (kg) 16.6 (127.1)
   Red Wine (kg) 10.4 (37.6)
   Fortified Wine (kg) 2.7 (35.5)
   Liquor (kg) 81.6 (495.0)
  1. SD, standard deviation, for categorical variables prevalence is given BMI, body mass index; FEV1, forced vital capacity in one second in percent of predicted; FVC%, forced vital capacity in percent of predicted § in the 30 days prior to the interview