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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the Norwegian Women and Cancer Post-genome study population according to physical activity level

From: Physical activity and blood gene expression profiles: the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) Post-genome cohort

  Physical activity level p-value
Low (3–4) High (7–8)
n (%) 169 (18.6) 283 (31.2)  
Age (year), mean (SD) 54.6 (4.1) 54.3 (4.1) 0.37
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 26.3 (4.8) 24.3 (3.2) < .0001
Smoking during past week, n (%) 0.02
 No 119 (70.4) 226 (79.9)
 Yes 50 (29.6) 57 (20.1)
ATC medication group N, n (%) 0.001
 No 124 (73.4) 242 (85.5)
 Yes 45 (26.6) 41 (14.5)
ATC medication group C, n (%) 0.07
 No 132 (78.1) 240 (84.8)
 Yes 37 (21.9) 43 (15.2)
ATC medication group M, n (%) 0.23
 No 142 (84.0) 249 (88.0)
 Yes 27 (16.0) 34 (12.0)
ATC medication group B, n (%) 0.39
 No 163 (96.5) 268 (94.7)
 Yes 6 (3.5) 15 (5.3)
  Physical activity level p-value
Low (3–4) Very high (9–10)
n (%) 169 (18.6) 50 (5.5)  
Age (years), mean (SD) 54.6 (4.1) 53.2 (3.9) 0.02
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 26.3 (4.8) 24.0 (3.5) < .0001
Smoking during past week, n (%) 0.74
 No 119 (70.4) 34 (68.0)
 Yes 50 (29.6) 16 (32.0)
ATC medication group N, n (%) 0.07
 No 124 (73.4) 45 (84.0)
 Yes 45 (26.6) 7 (16.0)
ATC medication group C, n (%) 0.55
 No 132 (78.1) 41 (82.0)
 Yes 37 (21.9) 9 (18.0)
ATC medication group M, n (%) 0.07
 No 142 (84.0) 47 (94.0)
 Yes 27 (16.0) 3 (6.0)
ATC medication group B, n (%) 0.19
 No 163 (96.5) 46 (92.0)
 Yes 6 (3.5) 4 (8.0)
  1. BMI body mass index, SD standard deviation, ATC Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (N: nervous system, C: cardiovascular system, M: musculo-skeletal system, B: blood and blood forming organs)