Table 2.

Baseline characteristics according to tertile of sugar-sweetened beverage pattern

CharacteristicTertile 1, n=1001Tertile 2, n=1001Tertile 3, n=1001Overall, n=3003
Age, yr53 (12)55 (11)54 (12)54 (12)
Men, n (%)414 (41)342 (34)330 (33)1086 (36)
Education level, n (%)
 <High school133 (13)139 (14)176 (18)448 (15)
 High school/GED162 (16)176 (18)197 (20)535 (18)
 >High school706 (71)686 (69)628 (63)2020 (67)
BMI, kg/m231.7 (7.3)31.5 (6.4)32.2 (7.7)31.8 (7.1)
Smoking, n (%)105 (11)101 (10)115 (12)321 (11)
Physical activity index2.1 (0.8)2.1 (0.8)2.1 (0.8)2.1 (0.8)
Hypertension, n (%)448 (45)534 (53)559 (56)1541 (51)
Diabetes, n (%)142 (14)168 (17)166 (17)476 (16)
HDL cholesterol, mg/dl51 (14)52 (14)53 (15)52 (14)
LDL cholesterol, mg/dl126 (36)129 (36)125 (35)127 (36)
History of cardiovascular disease, n (%)66 (7)66 (7)75 (8)207 (7)
eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m299 (18)97 (17)98 (18)98 (18)
  • Data presented are mean (standard deviation) for continuous variables and n (%) for categorical variables. GED, general equivalency degree; BMI, body mass index.