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Table 1 Baseline characteristics in 7,495 men by body mass index (BMI) category

From: Body weight in midlife and long-term risk of developing heart failure-a 35-year follow-up of the primary prevention study in Gothenburg, Sweden

Number of men* All BMI 22.5 BMI 22.5-24.9 BMI 25–27.49 BMI 27.5-29.9 BMI(≥30)
(n = 7495) (n = 1180) (n = 2267) (n = 2222) (n = 1207) (n = 617)
Age, years, mean (SD) 51.1 (2.3) 51.0 (2.3) 51.1 (2.3) 51.2 (2.3) 51.2 (2.4) 51.1 (2.3)
S-cholesterol mmol/L, mean (SD) 6.46 (1.16) 6.19 (1.10) 6.37 (1.15) 6.53 (1.15) 6.67 (1.13) 6.65 (1.22)
SBP mm Hg, mean (SD) 149 (22) 143 (21) 146 (21) 149 (22) 154 (22) 159 (22)
Hypertension, % (n) 70. 1 (5245) 58.1 (685) 64.9 (1467) 71.9 (1595) 79.9 (963) 86.7 (535)
Diabetes, % (n) 2.0 (149) 2.7 (32) 1.5 (35) 1.7 (38) 2.0 (24) 3.2 (20)
IHD, % (n) 57 (0.76) 10 (0.85) 10 (0.44) 18 (0.81) 13 (1.08) 6 (0.97)
Current smoker 50.3 (3768) 65.1 (769) 52.9 (1199) 45.2 (1005) 44.2 (533) 42.5 (262)
Physical activity, % (n)       
Regularly 15.8 (1166) 15.2 (176) 17.0 (383) 17.9 (393) 12.0 (144) 11.7 (70)
Moderate 58.3 (4308) 57.5 (664) 60.1 (1360) 58.0 (1272) 58.1 (695) 52.8 (317)
Inactive 26.0 (1920) 27.3 (315) 22.5 (505) 24.1 (529) 29.9 (357) 35.6 (214)
Occupational class       
High 27.7 (2078) 26.8 (317) 29.9 (678) 28.7 (637) 24.7 (298) 24.0 (148)
Intermediate 44.2 (3314) 44.3 (524) 44.0 (997) 45.2 (1005) 44.1 (532) 41.5 (256)
Low 28.1 (2102) 28.9 (341) 26.1 (591) 26.1 (580) 31.2 (377) 34.5 (213)
  1. *If numbers do not add up to the total number it is due to missing data.
  2. BMI indicates body mass index; SBP systolic blood pressure; and IHD ischemic heart disease.