Table 1.

Characteristics of study population

CasesControls
All (N)2,1682,168
    Blood donors180180
    Oslo study, men only465465
    Cardiovascular screening programs1,5231,523
Gender, male (%)63.563.5
Age at sampling (y), n (%)
    <39206 (9.4)206 (9.4)
    39-491,601 (73.5)1,601 (73.5)
    >49372 (17.1)372 (17.1)
Age at diagnosis (y), n (%)
    <55767 (35.2)
    55-64641 (29.4)
    >64771 (35.4)
Smoking (n = 3,854), %
    Current43.546.6
    Former25.221.8
    Ever68.768.4
Body mass index (n = 2,860), mean (range)
    Males25.6 (16.7-41.3)25.2 (17.7-36.3)
    Females24.9 (16.5-45.0)24.9 (15.6-42.8)