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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of TCL among male Swiss conscripts 2006-2012

From: Multivariable analysis of total cholesterol levels in male Swiss Armed Forces conscripts 2006-2012 (N = 174,872)

   N Mean (95 %-CI) SD Median % [5.17–6.18) % ≥ 6.18 % ≥ 5.17
Year 2006 11178 4.225 (4.210–4.240) 0.78 4.2 10.0 1.5 11.5
  2007 27258 4.191 (4.182–4.200) 0.77 4.1 9.0 1.5 10.5
  2008 26526 4.278 (4.269–4.287) 0.77 4.2 10.7 1.8 12.5
  2009 27084 4.244 (4.235–4.253) 0.76 4.2 9.8 1.6 11.4
  2010 28402 4.190 (4.181–4.199) 0.76 4.1 8.7 1.5 10.2
  2011 27557 4.033 (4.024–4.042) 0.73 4.0 5.9 1.0 6.9
  2012 26867 4.100 (4.091–4.109) 0.73 4.0 7.3 0.9 8.2
  Total 174872 4.175 (4.171–4.179) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0
Age [18–19) 39683 4.066 (4.059–4.073) 0.72 4.0 6.3 0.8 7.1
  [19–20) 79354 4.151 (4.146–4.156) 0.75 4.1 8.1 1.2 9.3
  [20–21) 37032 4.242 (4.234–4.250) 0.77 4.2 9.9 1.7 11.6
  [21–22) 11728 4.328 (4.314–4.342) 0.79 4.3 11.6 2.3 13.9
  Total 174872 4.175 (4.171–4.179) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0
SEP (ISEI) Low 52985 4.207 (4.200–4.214) 0.77 4.1 9.3 1.5 10.8
  Medium 50355 4.155 (4.148–4.162) 0.75 4.1 8.3 1.3 9.6
  High 44320 4.169 (4.162–4.176) 0.75 4.1 8.4 1.3 9.7
  Pupil 14946 4.162 (4.150–4.174) 0.75 4.1 8.0 1.3 9.3
  Imprecise 12266 4.163 (4.149–4.177) 0.78 4.1 8.6 1.6 10.2
  Total 174872 4.175 (4.171–4.179) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0
BMI <18.5 5561 3.919 (3.902–3.936) 0.67 3.9 3.6 0.4 4.0
  18.5–24.9 126078 4.087 (4.083–4.091) 0.71 4.0 6.4 0.8 7.2
  25.0–29.9 34069 4.405 (4.396–4.414) 0.81 4.3 14.1 2.6 16.7
  30.0–34.9 7042 4.673 (4.652–4.694) 0.89 4.6 22.1 5.4 27.5
  35.0–39.9 1698 4.807 (4.764–4.850) 0.89 4.7 25.4 7.5 32.9
  ≥40.0 424 4.692 (4.612–4.772) 0.84 4.6 23.6 4.5 28.1
  Total 174872 4.175 (4.171–4.179) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0
Sports Test 1st Tertile (low) 50268 4.268 (4.261–4.275) 0.82 4.2 11.3 2.2 13.5
  2nd Tertile (medium) 52800 4.143 (4.137–4.149) 0.74 4.1 7.7 1.1 8.8
  3rd Tertile (high) 55768 4.089 (4.083–4.095) 0.70 4.0 6.3 0.7 7.0
  Total 158836 4.164 (4.160–4.168) 0.75 4.1 8.3 1.3 9.6
Region Région Lémanique 26792 4.268 (4.259–4.277) 0.78 4.2 10.4 1.9 12.3
  Espace Mittelland 44793 4.185 (4.178–4.192) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0
  Nordwestschweiz 17501 4.090 (4.079–4.101) 0.74 4.0 7.1 0.9 8.0
  Zürich 28005 4.243 (4.234–4.252) 0.78 4.2 10.1 1.7 11.8
  Ostschweiz 32610 4.147 (4.139–4.155) 0.75 4.1 8.4 1.2 9.6
  Zentralschweiz 19862 4.097 (4.087–4.107) 0.74 4.0 6.8 1.1 7.9
  Ticino 5309 4.025 (4.006–4.044) 0.71 4.0 5.7 0.6 6.3
  Total 174872 4.175 (4.171–4.179) 0.76 4.1 8.6 1.4 10.0