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Table 1 Socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of the participants (% by gender)

From: Diet, lifestyle factors and hypercholesterolemia in elderly men and women from Cyprus

  Men (n = 53) Women (n = 97) P
Age (years) 79 ± 8 75 ± 7 0.003
Education status (years of school) 5.7 ± 2 4.0 ± 2 0.001
Physical inactivity (%) 59 73 <0.001
Smoking habits (%)    <0.001
Current smoker 11 1  
Former smoker 47 1  
Never smoker 42 98  
Marital status (%)    <0.001
Never married   2  
Married 90 56  
Divorced   4  
Widowed 10 38  
Diet score (range 0 – 55) 36 ± 3 35 ± 3 0.15
Alcohol consumption (%) 15 4 0.02