Table 2: Background characteristics of study populations (mean SD or mean, median and IQR).

VariableTorah Scholars
Soldiers
value

Age (years)43.7, 43.0,
41.5–45.5
43.2, 43.0,
43.0–43.0
0.9
Weight (kg in 1983)
Recalled weight (kg in 1983)73.0, 73.5,
70.0–78.0
73.7, 74.0,
68.0–77.0
0.9
Years of education15.7, 14.0,
16.0–18.0
15.9, 16.0,
16.0–18.0
0.9
Packs years smoking4.3, 0.2,
0.0–7.5
3.0, 0.0,
0.0–1.5
0.26
Alcohol consumption (units/wk)0.3, 0.0,
0.0–1.0
2.1, 1.0,
0.0–2.0
0.01