Table 2 Baseline characteristics of men (N=277 174) and women (N=183 596)

From: Index-based dietary patterns and risk of lung cancer in the NIH–AARP diet and health study

  HEI-2010 AHEI-2010 aMED DASH
  Q1 Q5 Q1 Q5 Q1 Q5 Q1 Q5
Men
 Range of index points 20.7, 56.8 77.0, 96.6 14.5, 44.1 60.6, 94.0 0, 2 6, 9 8, 20 28, 38
N 66 815 43 217 58 788 55 559 50 724 68 424 59 943 53 449
 Number of lung cases 2228 541 1670 796 1408 1040 1757 727
 Age, years 61.5 62.8 61.7 62.4 61.8 62.3 61.3 62.7
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.3 26.8 27.5 26.7 27.5 26.9 27.5 26.7
 Ethnicity, % White 93.4 92.6 93.3 92.9 92.9 93.2 91.8 93.4
 Education, % college graduates 34.5 53.3 34.5 56.1 36.3 52.7 34.6 54.3
 Marital status, % married 81.9 86.8 84.2 85.1 83.3 86.3 84.5 84.5
 Physical activity, % 5 times/week 15.8 28.8 15.2 29.8 14.2 28.6 13.7 31.9
 Energy intake, calories 2333 1783 2104 1982 1638 2364 1929 2168
 Alcohol, g/day 39.9 4.4 24.6 12.7 19.2 14.8 22.7 11.9
 Never smoker, % 21.5 37.6 27.6 31.9 26.8 33.4 24.5 36.1
Women
 Range of index points 19.9, 56.8 77.0, 94.0 17.6, 44.1 60.6, 90.7 0, 2 6, 9 8, 20 28, 37
N 25 339 48 937 33 366 36 595 32 779 44 615 39 311 36 514
 Number of lung cases 848 632 778 544 824 601 1034 441
 Age, years 61.0 62.3 61.6 61.8 61.6 61.9 61.1 62.3
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.9 26.6 27.4 25.9 27.2 26.4 27.3 26.1
 Ethnicity, % White 90.2 89.8 89.7 90.4 91.5 88.0 88.4 90.1
 Education, % college graduates 20.4 35.4 21.7 39.7 22.7 36.4 21.6 25.5
 Marital status, % married 39.7 46.3 7.7 6.4 41.5 46.7 45.9 41.3
 Physical activity, % 5 times/week 10.2 20.7 10.4 23.8 10.6 21.6 9.4 24.9
 Energy intake, calories 1753 1479 1571 1642 1187 1935 1407 1788
 Alcohol, g/day 15.2 2.4 7.2 6.4 6.3 5.5 7.7 4.4
 Never smoker, % 33.8 49.4 44.9 40.6 41.4 46.4 39.3 48.0
  1. Abbreviations: AHEI-2010, Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010; aMED, alternate Mediterranean Diet; DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension; HEI-2010, Healthy Eating Index-2010; NIH–AARP, National Institutes of Health-American Association of Retired Persons.
  2. Baseline characteristics of men (N=277 174) and women (N=183 596) in the NIH–AARP Diet and Health Study by lower and upper quintiles of the HEI-2010, AHEI-2010, aMED and DASH Index Scores.a
  3. aData are presented as means or proportions.