Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of male EPIC participants by alcohol consumption

Alcohol consumption (g/d)
00.1-4.95-14.915-29.930-59.9≥60
N9,24230,62937,22729,50725,37910,619
Cases (n)204615745531422138
Age (y)*54.4 (47.2-61.8)51.2 (42.6-59.9)52.28 (44.5-59.8)53.08 (46.5-59.2)53.1 (47.1-58.6)53.5 (48.4-58.4)
Height (cm) *172.0 (167.0-177.0)175.0 (170.0-180.0)175.5 (170.5-180.0)175.0 (170.0-180.0)174.8 (170.0-179.5)174.0 (169.0-179.0)
Body mass index (kg/m2)*26.5 (24.2-29.1)25.8 (23.6-28.3)25.8 (23.7-28.2)26.1 (24.1-28.4)26.4 (24.3-28.8)27.2 (24.9-29.7)
Red meat (g/d)*46.6 (24.2-73.8)37.5 (18.7-66.4)47.0 (25.1-77.1)57.3 (31.7-87.4)63.9 (35.4-91.1)75.1 (47.0-106.7)
Processed meat (g/d)*28.1 (8.8-56.2)28.2 (10.9-50.9)32.0 (13.7-55.2)35.7 (17.1-61.8)37.9 (17.8-61.8)41.2 (22.6-68.8)
Energy (kcal/d)*2,222 (1,808-2,716)2,168 (1,772-2,643)2,261 (1,877-2,705)2,382 (2,007-2,815)2,506 (2,124-2,951)2,840 (2,417-3,324)
Total physical activity (%)
    Inactive16.618.323.328.828.823.7
    Moderately inactive38.526.729.531.530.430.1
    Moderately active29.424.626.027.930.134.8
    Active6.96.87.27.88.710.5
Smoking status (%)
    Never33.942.337.429.523.716.7
    Former34.332.336.340.440.233.6
    Current30.223.424.729.235.249.4
Married/living together (%)75.880.082.381.981.179.4
    Education (%)
    Primary school completed40.527.624.924.825.034.2
    University degree14.722.528.730.529.322.3
  • * Median (IQR).

  • Does not add up to 100% because information on smoking status (n = 1921) and physical activity (n = 15,085) is missing.