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Table 1 Various characteristics of the overweight/obese participants according to Mediterranean diet score.

From: Mediterranean diet and insulin sensitivity, lipid profile and blood pressure levels, in overweight and obese people; The Attica study

  Mediterranean Diet Score  
  1st tertile <24 2nd tertile 24–27 3rd tertile >27 P
N 901 722 139  
Age (years) 55 ± 13 46 ± 11 35 ± 10 < 0.001
Males% 76 58 16 < 0.001
Years of school 11 ± 4 12 ± 4 13 ± 3 < 0.001
Current smoking% 38 46 45 0.002
Physical activity% 39 38 44 0.014
Waist (cm) 101.9 ± 12.7 92.2 ± 11.2 77.7 ± 10.6 < 0.001
Waist – to – hip 0.93 ± 0.09 0.87 ± 0.09 0.78 ± 0.08 < 0.001
BMI (Kg/m2) 29.6 ± 4.4 26.6 ± 2.8 22.5 ± 2.6 < 0.001