Table 1

Characteristics and intake of certain foods of men and women. Values are numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise

Men (n = 4336)Women (n = 6435)
Mean (SD) age (years)45.7 (17.7)45.9 (18.3)
Current smokers1100 (25.4)964 (15.0)
  Pipe or cigars, or both375 (8.6)33 (0.5)
  1-14 cigarettes*373 (8.6)579 (9.0)
  >/=15 cigarettes352 (8.1)352 (5.5)
Mean (SD) weight (kg)70.3 (9.9)+58.3 (8.7)++
Vegetarian1851 (42.7)2776 (43.1)
Wholemeal bread daily2732 (63.0)3967 (61.6)
Bran cereals daily1279 (29.5)1669 (25.9)
Nuts or dried fruit daily1660 (38.3)2431 (37.8)
Fresh fruit daily3103 (71.6)5201 (80.8)
Raw salad daily1486 (34.3)2619 (40.7)
  • *This includes 21 cigarette smokers (8 men and 13 women) with unknown amount smoked.

  • +n = 4111.

  • ++n = 6112.