Table 1 Adjusted* levels of baseline characteristics according to normal or impaired (lowest 10%) cognitive functioning

CharacteristicsOverall cognitionp Value for difference
Normal, n = 1,450Impaired, n = 163
Values are % or adjusted mean (95% CI).
* Adjusted for age, sex, and education where applicable.
BMI = body mass index.
Age, y56.2 (55.9–56.6)59.4 (58.3–60.5)<0.001
Men46.958.60.006
Higher education20.84.5<0.001
Alcohol consumption, units/day1.3 (1.2–1.4)1.1 (0.8–1.3)0.09
Current smokers25.221.20.28
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg132.6 (131.7–133.6)132.0 (129.3–134.7)0.66
BMI, kg/m226.4 (26.2–26.6)25.9 (25.3–26.5)0.13
Serum cholesterol, mmol/L5.9 (5.9–6.0)5.9 (5.8–6.1)0.86
History of cardiovascular disease4.38.10.04