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Table 1 Characteristics of CLSA participants and super-seniors (SS) in the study sample

From: Dietary patterns in the healthy oldest old in the healthy aging study and the Canadian longitudinal study of aging: a cohort study

 CLSA
N = 12,626
SS
N = 122
p-value
Age, Mean (SD)73.1(5.7)90.4 (3.6)< 0.001
Sex, N (%)  0.08
 Male6329 (50.1)51 (41.8) 
 Female6297 (49.9)71 (58.2) 
Ethnicity, N (%)  0.45
 White12,191 (96.6)120 (98.4) 
 Other ethnicities435 (3.4)2 (1.6) 
Marital status, N (%)  < 0.001
 Living without partner4759 (37.7)77 (63.1) 
 Living with partner7866 (62.3)45 (36.9) 
Household income, N (%)  0.86
  < $50,0004717 (41.0)50 (43.5) 
 $50,000-99,9994529 (39.4)43 (37.4) 
  ≥ $100,0002257 (19.6)22 (19.1) 
Education, N (%)  0.01
  ≤ high school2542 (20.2)35 (28.7) 
  > high school, <Bachelor’s degree3858 (30.6)42 (34.4) 
  ≥ Bachelor’s degree6188 (49.2)45 (36.9) 
Smoking, N (%)  0.001
 Never smoker5461 (43.3)65 (53.3) 
 Former smoker6451 (51.1)57 (46.7) 
 Current smoker713 (5.6)0 (0.0) 
Alcohol (past 12 months), N (%)  < 0.001
 Never1640 (13.4)16 (13.1) 
 Occasional3608 (29.4)29 (23.8) 
 Regular3250 (26.5)19 (15.6) 
 Habitual3773 (30.7)58 (47.5) 
BMI, N (%)  < 0.001
 Underweight106 (0.8)6 (5.0) 
 Normal3529 (28.1)76 (62.8) 
 Overweight5388 (42.9)34 (28.1) 
 Obese3543 (28.2)5 (4.1)