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Table 2 General characteristics of study population among quartiles (Q) of MIND diet score

From: Associations between adherence to MIND diet and severity, duration and frequency of migraine headaches among migraine patients

  Quartiles of the MIND diet score  
Total (N = 266) Q1 (n = 73)
a4.12
Q2 (n = 68)
a6.14
Q3 (n = 68)
a8.07
Q4 (n = 57)
a10.21
*P-value
Age (years) 34.32 ± 7.86 34.57 ± 8.43 34.21 ± 8.17 34.55 ± 6.69 33.71 ± 8.24 0.87
Height (m) 1.61 ± 0.05 1.62 ± 0.05 1.62 ± 0.05 1.61 ± 0.05 1.62 ± 0.04 0.48
Weight (kg) 69.41 ± 13.02 67.34 ± 13.47 70.27 ± 13.57 68.57 ± 12.12 72.27 ± 13.28 0.27
BMI (kg/m2) 26.50 ± 4.88 25.87 ± 4.73 26.97 ± 5.45 26.18 ± 4.86 27.38 ± 4.56 0.29
PA (MET-h/week) 407.73 ± 519.13 410.73 ± 724.27 449.41 ± 410.83 412.02 ± 420.24 452.25 ± 471.23 0.78
Current smoker (n (%)) 0.11
 Yes 13 (4.9) 5 (1.9) 0 (0) 3 (1.1) 5 (1.9)  
 No 253 (95.1) 68 (25.5) 68 (25.5) 65 (24.1) 52 (20)  
Marital status (n (%)) 0.75
 Single 74 (27.8) 21 (7.9) 20 (7.5) 16 (6) 17 (6.4)  
 Married 192 (72.2) 52 (19.5) 48 (18.1) 52 (19.5) 40 (15.1)  
Education status (n (%)) 0.87
 ≤ Diploma 104 (39.1) 30 (12.3) 26 (9.7) 24 (9.1) 24 (9.1)  
 > Diploma 162 (60.9) 43 (16.1) 42 (15.6) 44 (16.5) 33 (12.7)  
Medication use (n (%)) 0.27
 Yes 127 (47.7) 32 (12.1) 28 (10.5) 37 (13.9) 30 (11.2)  
 No 139 (52.3) 41 (15.4) 40 (15) 31 (11.7) 27 (10.2)  
Family history of migraine (n (%)) 0.73
 Yes 173 (65) 51 (19.1) 45 (16.9) 45 (16.9) 33 (12.1)  
 No 92 (35) 22 (8.4) 23 (8.7) 23 (8.7) 24 (9.2)  
  1. Quantitative variables (age, height, weight, BMI, PA, headache duration) reported as Mean ± SD
  2. Qualitative variables (current smoker, education and marital) reported as number (%)
  3. BMI body mass index, PA physical activity
  4. *Chi-square test and ANOVA were applied for qualitative and quantitative variables, respectively
  5. a Median MIND diet score