Table 1.

Selected baseline characteristics of men and women in the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry, 1967-1973

CharacteristicsMenWomen
Age (y)*39.0 (24, 58)41.0 (21, 58)
BMI*,26.3 (22.2, 31.1)23.2 (19.4, 29.8)
Plasma glucose level (mg/dL)*125.0 (88.0, 190.0)120.0 (85.0, 185.0)
Education, n (%)
    <High school3,976 (19.6)3,175 (21.0)
    High school6,263 (30.8)7,527 (49.8)
    >High school10,075 (49.6)4,404 (29.2)
Cigarette smoking
    Never5,394 (26.6)6,761 (44.8)
    Former6,036 (29.7)2,384 (15.8)
    Current
        ≤20 cigarettes/d5,819 (28.7)4,865 (32.2)
        >20 cigarettes/d3,065 (15.1)1,096 (7.3)
Race, n (%)
    White18,333 (90.3)12,713 (84.2)
    African American1,340 (6.6)2,005 (13.3)
    Other641 (3.2)388 (2.6)
  • * Median value (10th and 90th percentile).

  • Weight (kg)/height (m)2.