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Table 2 Characteristics of participants by drinker type (recent alcohol intake)

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

  Wine only N = 231 Beer only N = 197 Liquor only n = 149 Various beverages types N = 484 Recent abstainers N = 494
Variable (unit) Value (SD) Value (SD) Value (SD) Value (SD) Value (SD)
Age (years) 60.6 10.2 57.4 11.1 61.4 10.6 59.0 10.6 60.9 10.6
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 26.8 4.9 27.9 4.6 29.2 5.5 27.8 4.8 28.9 5.8
Women (%) 68.8% 26.9% 53.7% 43.8% 62.8%
College Education (%) * 70.1% 49.2% 52.3% 66.7% 41.7%
Pack-years of smoking 10.3 20.1 19.3 29.2 17.1 23.0 14.7 20.4 14.6 23.7
Recent alcohol intake (gr/day) 6.8 11.7 11.9 18.3 12.6 28.4 14.3 21.3 - -
Serum (β-cryptoxanthin (μg/ml) .116 .084 .088 .064 .094 .076 .097 .065 .095 .065
Serum Vitamin E (ng per mg/dl triglycerides) .144 .096 .108 .058 .110 .071 .128 .074 .119 .065
FVC% (%) 99.7 14.7 98.0 15.6 94.8 15.0 100.3 14.7 97.0 15.7
FEV 1 % (%) 97.2 15.9 94.7 16.8 93.4 16.7 98.8 15.1 95.5 17.2
  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 * at least some college education