Table 1.

Prevalence of characteristics across tertiles of eosinophil count in 10,675 cancer-free participants, at baseline (1987–1989), ARIC

Characteristics mean or prevalence (%)Eosinophil count (cells/μL)
≤7071–176≥177
Age at baseline (y)53.754.054.0
Race (% white)72.057.762.9
Sex (% male)44.441.649.2
BMI (kg/m2)27.327.827.9
Education (more than high school; %)52.146.146.5
Current-smokers (%)21.126.734.5
Current alcohol intake (%)65.251.154.1
Aspirin (%)45.245.045.4
Diabetes (%)9.912.213.8
Asthma (%)4.55.99.2
Current HRT (%; for women)22.519.920.9
WBC count (×103 cells/μL)5.75.86.7
Fibrinogen (mg/dL)296304311