Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subcohort participants of the EPIC-InterAct study (n = 10,850) and the Potsdam center (n = 965)

EPIC-InterActPotsdam center
General characteristics
 Age, years53 (9)50 (9)
 Male3739
 BMI (kg/m2)26.1 (4.2)25.7 (4.1)
 Current smoking2719
 Physically active2116
 Longer education2138
 Alcohol intake (g/day)7.4 (1.2, 20.1)8.2 (3.1, 19.5)
Biomarkers
 Fetuin-A, µg/mL267 (61)
 GGT, units/L20 (14, 32)21 (15, 35)
 ALT, units/L18 (14, 25)19 (14, 27)
 Albumin, g/L46 (3)46 (3)
 Creatinine, μmol/L68 (60, 78)69 (61, 80)
 CRP, mg/L1.1 (0.6, 2.4)1.1 (0.6, 2.3)
 HDL cholesterol, mmol/L1.5 (0.4)1.5 (0.4)
 Total cholesterol, mmol/L6.0 (1.1)5.9 (1.1)
 Triglycerides, mmol/L1.1 (0.8, 1.7)1.1 (0.8, 1.7)
 HbA1c, % (mmol/mol)5.4 [5.2, 5.7] (36 [33, 39])5.4 [5.1, 5.5] (35 [32, 37])
  • Data are mean (SD), median (interquartile range), or %. ALT, alanine aminotransferase; CRP, C-reactive protein; GGT, γ-glutamyl transferase.