Table 3.

Mean value or prevalence (%) of characteristics across quartiles of CRP in 9,836 participants free of cancer at visit 4 (1996–1998), ARIC study

CharacteristicsCRP (mg/L) quartiles
<1.1 (n = 2,454)1.1–2.4 (n = 2,460)2.5–5.6 (n = 2,461)>5.6 (n = 2,461)
Age, y62.562.862.762.4
Race, % Caucasian82.786.080.775.4
Sex, % Female42.548.560.770.0
BMI, kg/m226.128.329.731.5
Sport indexa2.72.62.52.4
>High school education, %53.748.844.741.7
Current smokers, %11.213.615.218.7
Current alcohol intake, %54.153.748.441.4
Aspirin, recent use %52.954.757.961.7
Diabetes, %10.414.019.324.6
Current HRT, % of women29.334.642.551.0
  • aData were collected at visit 3 (1993–1995).