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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for eligible participants versus finally selected participants

From: DNA methylation and cancer incidence: lymphatic–hematopoietic versus solid cancers in the Strong Heart Study

  Included (N = 2324) Eligible (N = 2730)
Age (years), median (IQR) 55.0 (49.2, 62.0) 54.9 (49.2, 62.0)
Sex (% male) 41.4 40.7
Smoking status   
 % Current 38.4 37.7
 % Former 32.2 33.0
BMI, median (IQR) 29.6 (26.3, 33.6) 29.7 (26.3, 33.7)
Education   
 % High 58.6 59.4
 % Medium 23.9 23.5
Alcohol consumption   
 % Current 43.1 42.9
 % Former 42.2 42.2
  1. IQR interquartile range