Table 4

Mean values and standard deviations (SD) in 1994–1996 for selected variables included in the health curve in the programme Live for Life of 35 year old participants examined twice (also at the age of 30 years) and examined only once

Variable studiedMenWomen
Examined once (n=1359)Examined twice (n=502)Examined once (n=1560)Examined twice (n=579)
Body weight (kg)83.112.683.012.267.811.967.211.4
Body height (cm)179.96.6180.07.2166.26.3165.85.9
BMI (kg/m2)25.73.525.63.324.
Waist (cm)
Hip (cm)103.56.8102.94-150 6.3102.38.4101.44-150 8.1
WHR (cm/cm)0.890.060.890.060.760.060.780.06
Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.391.145.164-165 0.91
Systolic BP (mm Hg)125.711.5124.811.0118.711.6118.211.0
Diastolic BP (mm Hg)
  • 4-150 p<0.05,

  • 4-160 p<0.01,

  • 4-165 p<0.001, comparison with those examined once and those examined twice.