Table 1.

Distribution of selected characteristics of cases and controlsa

CharacteristicsCases (N = 209)Controls (N = 410)
Age at baseline, y
 55–5962 (29.7)123 (30.0)
 60–6474 (35.4)145 (35.4)
 65–6950 (23.9)96 (23.4)
 70–7423 (11.0)46 (11.2)
Sex
 Female62 (29.7)122 (29.8)
 Male147 (70.3)288 (70.2)
Race
 White, non-Hispanic187 (89.5)367 (89.5)
 Black, non-Hispanic10 (4.8)19 (4.6)
 Other12 (5.7)24 (5.9)
BMI, kg/m2
 ≤2545 (21.5)125 (30.8)
 >25–3086 (41.2)185 (45.6)
 >3078 (37.3)96 (23.7)
 Missing04
Smoking status
 Never85 (40.7)185 (45.1)
 Former106 (50.7)183 (44.6)
 Current18 (8.6)42 (10.2)
History of hypertension
 No117 (56.3)271 (66.8)
 Yes91 (43.8)135 (33.3)
 Missing14
Telomere length, median (IQR)1.18 (0.98–1.43)b1.16 (0.97–1.51)

Abbreviation: IQR, interquartile range.

aReported as frequency (%) unless otherwise noted. Missing values are excluded from percentages.

bP = 0.9, Wilcoxon rank-sum test.