Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 47 804 participants of the HUNT3 survey (2006–2008), by sex and FINDRISC, given as mean (SD) unless otherwise noted

CharacteristicsWomenMen
Total
(n=26 184)
FINDRISC
0–14
(n=22 972)
FINDRISC
15–26
(n=3212)
Total
(n=21 620)
FINDRISC
0–14
(n=19 530)
FINDRISC
15–26
(n=2090)
FINDRISC variables
Age, years52.3 (16.2)50.5 (15.9)64.8 (12.5)53.0 (15.6)51.8 (15.5)64.2 (11.0)
Waist circumference, cm89.8 (12.5)88.2 (11.8)101.3 (11.0)97.0 (10.3)95.9 (9.9)107.4 (8.6)
BMI, kg/m226.7 (4.7)26.1 (4.4)31.1 (4.6)27.4 (3.7)27.0 (3.5)30.8 (3.4)
Physical activity ≥30 min/day, %78.180.957.775.277.651.9
Daily fruit, berries or vegetables, %70.270.766.550.250.547.8
Ever treated for hypertension, %20.114.261.920.415.961.6
Ever measured high blood glucose, %5.22.524.32.91.120.3
First-degree relative with diabetes, %24.117.472.420.615.470.0
Second-degree but not first-degree relative with diabetes, %19.520.114.916.016.115.0
Other variables
Non-fasting serum glucose, mmol/L5.3 (1.0)5.3 (0.9)5.8 (1.5)5.6 (1.3)5.5 (1.2)6.1 (1.6)
Total serum cholesterol, mmol/L5.6 (1.1)5.5 (1.1)5.8 (1.1)5.5 (1.1)5.5 (1.1)5.4 (1.1)
Serum HDL cholesterol, mmol/L1.5 (0.4)1.5 (0.4)1.4 (0.3)1.2 (0.3)1.2 (0.3)1.1 (0.3)
Non-fasting serum triglycerides, mmol/L1.4 (0.8)1.4 (0.8)1.8 (0.9)1.8 (1.1)1.8 (1.1)2.1 (1.1)
Serum creatinine, μmol/L75 (15)74 (14)80 (20)90 (18)89 (18)95 (23)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg127 (19)126 (19)138 (21)133 (17)132 (16)140 (19)
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg71 (11)70 (11)73 (11)76 (11)76 (11)80 (11)
Waist:hip ratio0.87 (0.07)0.86 (0.07)0.92 (0.06)0.94 (0.06)0.93 (0.06)1.00 (0.05)
Current daily smoking, %19.620.215.215.115.313.2
Cardiovascular disease,* %5.74.315.410.48.826.0
  • *Self-reported history of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, heart failure or stroke.

  • BMI, body mass index; HDL, high-density lipoprotein.