Table 1.

Main baseline characteristics of the study population, E3N cohort (N = 50,704)

Cases (N = 2,065)Noncases (N = 48,639)
Mean (STD) or N (%)Mean (STD) or N (%)
Age54.5 (6.3)54.4 (6.7)
Height (cm)162.0 (5.7)161.7 (5.7)
Sitting height (cm)84.8 (4.2)84.7 (4.1)
Leg length (cm)77.2 (4.9)76.9 (4.9)
Birth weight
 Low (≤2,490 g)252 (12.3)6,010 (12.5)
 Medium (2,490–4,000 g)1,367 (66.3)31,308 (64.2)
 Large (>4,000 g)231 (11.3)5,462 (11.3)
 Missing215 (10.1)5,859 (12.0)
Birth length
 Short (≤47 cm)196 (9.2)4,655 (9.6)
 Medium (47–51 cm)1,378 (67.0)31,732 (65.2)
 Large (>51 cm)144 (7.0)3,013 (6.2)
 Missing347 (16.8)9,239 (19.0)
Body shape at menarche
 Lean1,221 (59.1)27,162 (55.9)
 Medium470 (22.8)11,316 (23.3)
 Large374 (18.1)10,161 (20.8)
Age at menarche12.7 (1.3)12.8 (1.4)
Menopausal status
 Premenopause716 (34.7)17,887 (36.8)
 Postmenopause1,349 (65.3)30,748 (63.2)