Table 1

Age adjusted means and proportions of characteristics according to self reported milk consumption at baseline

Pints of milk per day (1 pint = 0.568 litres)p value for trend
noneone> than one
Number of men26382977150
Age1-150 49.047.746.20.0001
Social class I and II (%)30.733.931.30.009
Father's social class I and II (%)12.614.516.30.009
Regular drivers (%)49.054.251.20.0004
Number of siblings3.53.43.40.032
Deprivation category 6 and 7 (%)31.426.424.60.0001
Leave education at 14 years or under53.149.052.30.013
Angina (%)6.66.01.50.09
ECG ischaemia (%)5.85.93.70.77
Bronchitis (%)2.42.01.30.20
Never smoker (%)16.918.123.80.08
Current cigarette smoker (%)57.054.250.80.020
Cigarettes per day1-151 19.218.719.80.23
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)133.9133.9136.10.45
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)83.983.885.00.68
Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.875.895.900.46
Height (cm)172.2173.4173.50.0001
Body mass index (kg/m2)25.225.125.50.50
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1-152 1.371.371.320.82
FEV1 score (%)93.594.898.00.002
Units of alcohol per week12.711.412.10.009
  • 1-150 Not age adjusted.

  • 1-151 Current smokers only.

  • 1-152 For 5300 who fasted and were not diabetic.