Table 1.

Characteristics of 529 men in the Corfu cohort at entry (1961)

Age at entry (y)50 ± 6
Serum total cholesterol (mg/dL)205 ± 46
Smoking (≥1 cigarettes/d)393 (74.3%)
    Heavy smoking (>30 cigarettes/d)112 (21%)
    Cigarettes among smokers (n/d)11.1 ± 10.7
Physical activity status
    Class 1 (sedentary)167 (32%)
    Class 2 (moderate)197 (37%)
    Class 3 (heavy)165 (31%)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)137 ± 20
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)83 ± 12
BMI (kg/m2)25 ± 4
Triceps skinfold thickness (mm)7.1 ± 3.2
Subscapular skinfold thickness (mm)10.6 ± 5.7
Right arm circumference (mm)274 ± 28
Vital capacity (dL/m)36.9 ± 6.7
Forced expiratory volume (dL/m)26.1 ± 5.7
  • NOTE: Values are expressed as mean ± SD or absolute (relative frequency).