TABLE II

Mean (standard error) level of coronary risk factors in subjects in Finland, by year and sex

Risk factors19721977198219871992
Men
Cholesterol (mmol/l)6.78 (0.02)6.55 (0.02)6.28 (0.02)6.23 (0.03)5.90 (0.03)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)92.8 (0.18)91.0 (0.18)87.8 (0.26)88.4 (0.28)84.2 (0.37)
Smoking (% of study population who were smokers)53 (0.8)47 (0.8)42 (1.0)39 (1.2)37 (1.5)
Women
Cholesterol (mmol/l)6.72 (0.02)6.36 (0.02)6.10 (0.03)5.94 (0.03)5.54 (0.03)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)91.8 (0.19)87.6 (0.17)84.6 (0.25)83.5 (0.26)79.6 (0.33)
Smoking (% of study population who were smokers)11 (0.5)12 (0.5)16 (0.8)16 (0.9)20 (1.1)