Skip to main content

Table 2 Descriptive results: overall sample

From: Association of longitudinal alcohol consumption trajectories with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of six cohort studies using individual participant data

Variable Level Drinker type Overall
Consistent non-drinker Former drinker Consistently moderate drinker Inconsistently moderate drinker Consistently heavy drinker Inconsistently heavy drinker Unknown
Record count, N   2142 4080 11,410 5636 2565 2577 6722 35,132
Age, Mean (SD)   58.9 (8.1) 61.9 (9.1) 59.7 (8.1) 57.1 (6.4) 58.0 (5.7) 57.9 (6.6) 58.6 (7.3) 59.1 (7.7)
Sex, N (%) Male 807 (37.7) 1831 (44.9) 7249 (63.5) 3599 (63.9) 2216 (86.4) 1979 (76.8) 4140 (61.6) 21,821 (62.1)
Female 1335 (62.3) 2249 (55.1) 4161 (36.5) 2037 (36.1) 349 (13.6) 598 (23.2) 2582 (38.4) 13,311 (37.9)
Smoker, N (%) No 1351 (63.1) 2383 (58.4) 6933 (60.8) 3124 (55.4) 1218 (47.5) 1234 (47.9) 2280 (33.9) 18,523 (52.7)
Current smoker 321 (15.0) 494 (12.1) 1008 (8.8) 764 (13.6) 540 (21.1) 473 (18.4) 1022 (15.2) 4622 (13.2)
Ex-smoker 407 (19.0) 1129 (27.7) 3322 (29.1) 1630 (28.9) 759 (29.6) 825 (32.0) 1335 (19.9) 9407 (26.8)
Unknown 63 (2.9) 74 (1.8) 147 (1.3) 118 (2.1) 48 (1.9) 45 (1.7) 2085 (31.0) 2580 (7.3)
Socioeconomic position, N (%) High 510 (23.8) 1353 (33.2) 5454 (47.8) 2279 (40.4) 1178 (45.9) 1198 (46.5) 2400 (35.7) 14,372 (40.9)
Intermediate 1104 (51.5) 1953 (47.9) 4924 (43.2) 2708 (48.0) 1184 (46.2) 1158 (44.9) 3005 (44.7) 16,036 (45.6)
Low 512 (23.9) 733 (18.0) 980 (8.6) 612 (10.9) 190 (7.4) 207 (8.0) 1263 (18.8) 4497 (12.8)
Unknown 16 (0.7) 41 (1.0) 52 (0.5) 37 (0.7) 13 (0.5) 14 (0.5) 54 (0.8) 227 (0.6)
BMI, mean (SD) 26.2 (4.9) 26.3 (4.4) 25.6 (3.5) 26.0 (3.9) 26.1 (3.3) 26.2 (3.7) 26.5 (4.1) 26 (3.9)
High blood pressure, N (%) No 1498 (69.9) 2784 (68.2) 8409 (73.7) 4010 (71.1) 1790 (69.8) 1759 (68.3) 3376 (50.2) 23,626 (67.2)
Yes 641 (29.9) 1292 (31.7) 2990 (26.2) 1620 (28.7) 774 (30.2) 815 (31.6) 1551 (23.1) 9683 (27.6)
Unknown 3 (0.1) 4 (0.1) 11 (0.1) 6 (0.1) 1 (~ 0.0) 3 (0.1) 1795 (26.7) 1823 (5.2)
Intake interval, mean (SD) 11.4 (2.6) 11.8 (2.4) 11.4 (2.2) 11.2 (2.4) 10.7 (1.7) 11.1 (2.3) 12.6 (2.8) 11.5 (2.4)
CHD (all) during follow-up, N (%) No 1803 (84.2) 3549 (87.0) 10,260 (89.9) 4775 (84.7) 2375 (92.6) 2229 (86.5) 4748 (70.6) 29,739 (84.6)
Yes 129 (6.0) 250 (6.1) 560 (4.9) 264 (4.7) 98 (3.8) 107 (4.2) 310 (4.6) 1718 (4.9)
Unknown 210 (9.8) 281 (6.9) 590 (5.2) 597 (10.6) 92 (3.6) 241 (9.4) 1664 (24.8) 3675 (10.5)
CHD (all) person years, mean (SD) 12.7 (4.5) 11.0 (4.7) 12.4 (4.4) 13.8 (3.7) 13.9 (3.4) 13.5 (3.8) 12.1 (4.5) 12.6 (4.3)
CHD (fatal) during follow-up, N (%) No 2113 (98.6) 4031 (98.8) 11,328 (99.3) 5593 (99.2) 2549 (99.4) 2550 (99.0) 6630 (98.6) 34,794 (99.0)
Yes 27 (1.3) 49 (1.2) 78 (0.7) 40 (0.7) 15 (0.6) 25 (1.0) 91 (1.4) 325 (0.9)
Unknown 2 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 4 (~0.0) 3 (0.1) 1 (~ 0.0) 2 (0.1) 1 (~ 0.0) 13 (~ 0.0)
CHD (fatal) person years, mean (SD) 13.9 (4.2) 11.9 (4.6) 13.2 (4.3) 14.8 (3.2) 14.6 (3.1) 14.3 (3.5) 13.9 (4.0) 13.7 (4.1)
  1. BMI body mass index, kg/m2 kilogram per metre squared, CHD coronary heart disease, SD standard deviation, N count