Table 2.

Mean value or prevalence (%) of characteristics across inflammation z-score quartiles in 13,414 participants free of cancer, at visit 1 (1987–1989), ARIC study

ARIC characteristicsz-score quartiles
<−2.12−2.12 to −0.32−0.31 to 1.72≥1.73
Age, y52.653.654.555.0
Race, % Caucasian80.878.175.261.9
Sex, % Female48.454.156.461.4
BMI, kg/m226.127.028.029.8
Sport index2.62.52.42.3
>High school education, %51.947.442.736.5
Current smoker, %13.921.529.335.2
Current alcohol intake, %64.559.254.847.0
Aspirin, recent use %45.246.846.347.0
Current HRT, % in women22.827.326.323.6
Diabetes, %5.07.210.720.5
Fibrinogen, mg/dL256282308357
WBC counta, ×109 cells/L5.75.85.86.0
VWF, %81102122162
FVIII, %101119135167
Albumin, g/dL4.053.923.843.70
  • aGeometric means are presented for WBC because WBC count was log transformed.