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Table 1.

Distribution of study characteristics overall by first and fifth quintiles of total meat consumption

CharacteristicsOverall (n = 38,513)By total meat intake
Lowest quintile (n = 7,625)Highest quintile (n = 7,870)
Age (y) 62.8 63.5 61.8 
Female (%) 47.6 70.4 20.9 
Ethnicity (%)    
    Non-Hispanic White 90.00 88.89 89.02 
    Non-Hispanic Black 3.80 3.53 4.37 
    Hispanic 1.46 1.76 1.65 
    Asian 3.91 5.11 3.74 
    Pacific Island 0.50 0.33 0.80 
    American Indian, Alaskan native 0.21 0.25 0.23 
    Not answered 0.13 0.13 0.19 
Some college level education (%) 70.8 68.8 70.8 
BMI (kg/m227.3 25.9 28.8 
Vigorous physical activity (%)    
    >1 h/wk 67.98 70.56 64.21 
    ≤1 h/wk 31.70 29.03 35.51 
    Not answered or multiple answers 0.32 0.41 0.28 
Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (%)    
    Yes 59.35 56.17 62.01 
    No 40.0 43.10 37.24 
    Not answered 0.65 0.73 0.75 
Smoking status (%)    
    Never 45.13 55.46 34.45 
    Current cigarette smoker 8.09 5.91 10.65 
    Ex-cigarette smoker 42.32 36.24 47.88 
    Never cigarettes, but pipe and cigar 4.32 2.26 6.87 
    Not answered 0.14 0.13 0.15 
Alcohol (g/d) 10.7 5.9 16.3 
Total caloric intake (kcal/d) 2,057 1,459 2,912 
Red meat (g/d) 77.8 25.1 164.7 
White meat (g/d) 53.7 20.1 105.3 
Total fat (g/d) 67.6 41.5 105.9 
Saturated fat (g/d) 22.9 14.1 35.9 
Folate (μg/d) 378.0 318.4 463.0 
Calcium (mg/d) 961.0 780.6 1,214.0 
Fiber (g/d) 23.4 19.9 28.7 
CharacteristicsOverall (n = 38,513)By total meat intake
Lowest quintile (n = 7,625)Highest quintile (n = 7,870)
Age (y) 62.8 63.5 61.8 
Female (%) 47.6 70.4 20.9 
Ethnicity (%)    
    Non-Hispanic White 90.00 88.89 89.02 
    Non-Hispanic Black 3.80 3.53 4.37 
    Hispanic 1.46 1.76 1.65 
    Asian 3.91 5.11 3.74 
    Pacific Island 0.50 0.33 0.80 
    American Indian, Alaskan native 0.21 0.25 0.23 
    Not answered 0.13 0.13 0.19 
Some college level education (%) 70.8 68.8 70.8 
BMI (kg/m227.3 25.9 28.8 
Vigorous physical activity (%)    
    >1 h/wk 67.98 70.56 64.21 
    ≤1 h/wk 31.70 29.03 35.51 
    Not answered or multiple answers 0.32 0.41 0.28 
Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (%)    
    Yes 59.35 56.17 62.01 
    No 40.0 43.10 37.24 
    Not answered 0.65 0.73 0.75 
Smoking status (%)    
    Never 45.13 55.46 34.45 
    Current cigarette smoker 8.09 5.91 10.65 
    Ex-cigarette smoker 42.32 36.24 47.88 
    Never cigarettes, but pipe and cigar 4.32 2.26 6.87 
    Not answered 0.14 0.13 0.15 
Alcohol (g/d) 10.7 5.9 16.3 
Total caloric intake (kcal/d) 2,057 1,459 2,912 
Red meat (g/d) 77.8 25.1 164.7 
White meat (g/d) 53.7 20.1 105.3 
Total fat (g/d) 67.6 41.5 105.9 
Saturated fat (g/d) 22.9 14.1 35.9 
Folate (μg/d) 378.0 318.4 463.0 
Calcium (mg/d) 961.0 780.6 1,214.0 
Fiber (g/d) 23.4 19.9 28.7 
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