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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the 95,247 Taiwan Biobank subjects

From: A large-scale observational study linking various kinds of physical exercise to lipoprotein-lipid profile

  Males Females
Discovery cohort Replication cohort Discovery cohort Replication cohort
Total 13,834 (49.9) 20,763 (30.8) 13,901 (50.1) 46,749 (69.2)
Age (years) 48.8 ± 11.2 50.8 ± 11.3 48.8 ± 11.1 50.3 ± 10.5
BMI (kg/m2) 25.2 ± 3.5 25.4 ± 3.5 23.5 ± 3.7 23.6 ± 3.7
Drinking 1714 (12.4) 2740 (13.2) 246 (1.8) 841 (1.8)
Smoking 2886 (20.9) 4351 (21.0) 397 (2.9) 1334 (2.9)
Educational attainment 5.7 ± 0.9 5.7 ± 0.9 5.3 ± 1.0 5.3 ± 1.0
TG (mg/dL) 133.8 ± 104.5 140.3 ± 127.8 99.4 ± 68.6 103.4 ± 73.8
TG > 150 mg/dL 3951 (28.6) 6151 (29.6) 1916 (13.8) 7434 (15.9)
LDL-C (mg/dL) 122.3 ± 31.4 121.0 ± 31.3 119.4 ± 31.9 120.6 ± 31.8
LDL-C > 130 mg/dL 5295 (38.3) 7555 (36.4) 4676 (33.6) 16,488 (35.3)
HDL-C (mg/dL) 47.9 ± 11.0 47.8 ± 11.1 58.0 ± 13.1 58.1 ± 13.2
HDL-C < 40 mg/dL (males) 3137 (22.7) 4815 (23.2)
HDL-C < 50 mg/dL (females) 3837 (27.6) 12,980 (27.8)
TG/HDL-C 3.2 ± 3.4 3.3 ± 4.4 1.9 ± 1.9 2.0 ± 2.1
TG/HDL-C > 3.75 (males) a 3572 (25.8) 5622 (27.1)
TG/HDL-C > 3 (females) a 2093 (15.1) 7856 (16.8)
  1. Data are shown in n (%) or mean ± SD
  2. aCombining TG and HDL-C, the undesirable range for TG/HDL-C is > 3.75 (= 150/40, for male) or > 3 (= 150/50, for female)