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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of time 2 measures

From: Persistently high psychological well-being predicts better HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels: findings from the midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS) longitudinal study

Type Variable Description Range Mean or % (SD)
Demographics Education 1–12 7.7 (2.4)
Age 34–84 55.3 (11.8)
Gender (female) 0–1 55%
Meds and Diabetes Taking blood pressure meds 0–1 35%
Taking cholesterol meds 0–1 30%
Taking cortisol meds 0–1 4%
Taking depression meds 0–1 15%
Log of Homeostatic Model Assessment (HOMA) insulin resistance ((glucose X insulin) / 405) −3.3 – 3.9 0.87 (0.77)
Health Behaviors Currently smoking cigarettes 0–1 11%
Alcoholic drinks in last month 0–240 13.3 (23.7)
Exercise: 20 min 3 times/week 0–1 79%
Healthy eating index (fruit/vegs, whole grains, white-to-red meat ratio) 0.9–5.8 2.5 (0.9)
BMI 14.9–57.4 29.1 (5.9)
Blood lipidsa HDL-C (mg/dL) 1.34–2.08 1.72 (0.14)
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 1.39–2.54 2.05 (0.22)
LDL-C (mg/dL) 1.20–2.30 2.00 (0.15)
  1. aValues have been winsorized and log-transformed