Subject Characteristic n Mean / % (95%CI)
Age (years) 1,818 42.64 (42.19 - 43.08)
Sex    
Male 869 49.12 (48.55 - 49.69)
Female 949 50.88 (50.31 - 51.45)
Physical Activity Index    
Active 435 21.14 (16.90 – 26.11)
Moderate 466 25.06 (21.69 - 28.76)
Inactive 917 53.80 (46.54 - 60.91)
Smoking status    
Ever 873 48.46 (44.32 - 52.63)
Never 945 51.54 (47.37 - 55.68)
Ethnicity2    
Caucasian 1,545 81.92 (71.18 - 89.27)
Asian 146 11.27 (6.04 - 20.06)
Other 81 4.02 (1.94 - 8.15)
Missing 46 2.79 (1.83 – 4.23)
Use of cardiac medication    
No 1,482 84.64 (81.81 - 87.10)
Yes 336 15.36 (12.89 - 18.19)
MetS Components    
BMI (kg/m2) 1,808 26.56 (26.01 - 27.12)
Waist circumference (cm) 1,805 89.39 (87.68 – 91.04)
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1,818 1.34 (1.29 – 1.39)
FPG (mmol/L) 1,815 4.94 (4.89 – 5.00)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 1,816 110.7 (109.2 – 112.3)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 1,816 70.7 (69.6 – 71.8)
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1,816 1.3 (1.2 – 1.4)
Metabolic Markers    
HbA1c (%) 1,776 5.5 (5.4 – 5.6)
Apolipoprotein A1 (g/L) 1,818 1.44 (1.39 - 1.48)
Apolipoprotein B (g/L) 1,814 0.90 (0.88 - 0.93)
Total:HDL-C ratio 1,818 3.84 (3.76 - 3.93)
Inflammatory Markers    
C-reactive protein (mg/L) 1,661 2.16 (1.97 - 2.36)
Fibrinogen (g/L) 1,768 0.029 (0.028 - 0.031)
Homocysteine (mmol/L) 1,807 7.66 (7.27 - 8.05)
1Studied subjects were selected between 16-79 years of age from the Canadian Health Measures Survey with sampling weights and bootstrap weights for variance applied.
The selected 1,818 subjects (unweighted value) represent a weighted value of 24,120,330 Canadians.
2Data with a coefficient of variation from 16.6% to 33.3%
Table 1: Population characteristics and levels of cardiometabolic and inflammatory markers1.