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Table 4 Characteristics of the participants according to DII quartile for Brazilian men

From: Lack of association between dietary inflammatory index and low impact fractures in the Brazilian population: the Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS)

Characteristics Quartile 1
(≤ + 0.49)
Quartile 2
(+ 0.49 a + 1.29)
Quartile 3
(+ 1.29 a + 1.89)
Quartile 4
(> 1.89)
P value
Mean or n SD or % Mean or n SD or % Mean or n SD or % Mean or n SD or %
Age (years) 57.8 12.3 57.5 12.0 58.1 12.9 59.8 14.2 0.6
Weight (kg) 74.2 14.7 74.4 15.3 73.0 13.6 72.0 15.2 0.3
BMI (kg/m2) 26.5 4.8 26.4 4.7 26.3 4.3 26.0 4.6 0.86
Alcohol
 Yes 76 45.0 80 46.8 74 43.8 65 37.4 0.31
 No 93 55.0 91 53.2 95 56.2 109 62.6  
 Mean consumption 7.3 15.5 11.2 22.3 10.3 20.3 6.3 10.8 0.35
Geographic region          0.01
 South 27 16.0 24 14.0 25 14.8 39 22.4  
 Southeast 54 32.0 67 39.2 62 36.7 53 30.5  
 Central-West 31 18.3 37 21.6 18 10.7 16 9.2  
 North 22 13.0 16 9.4 27 16.0 29 16.7  
 Northeast 35 20.7 27 15.8 37 21.9 37 21.3  
Marital status          0.46
 Single 18 10.7 14 8.2 15 8.9 23 13.2  
 Married 119 70.4 127 74.3 118 69.8 114 65.5  
 Widowed 17 10.1 18 10.5 22 13.0 24 13.8  
 Divorced/separated 7 4.1 5 2.9 6 3.6 11 6.3  
Low impact fractures          0.14
 Yes 18 10.6 19 11.1 14 8.3 28 16.1  
 No 152 89.4 152 88.9 155 91.7 146 83.9  
NSAIDsa 2 1.2 5 2.9 4 2.4 13 1.9 0.54
Statins 3 1.8 2 1.1 0.15
Hypertension 48 28.4 49 28.7 46 27.2 54 31.0 0.89
Diabetes mellitus 19 11.2 18 10.5 11 6.5 16 9.2 0.46
Osteoporosis 8 4.7 4 2.3 4 2.4 5 2.9 0.54
Dyslipidemia 4 2.4 10 5.8 9 5.3 7 4.0 0.4
  1. SD Standard deviation, BMI Body mass index
  2. aNSAIDs Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs