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Research Article

High Salt Intake and Risk of Chronic Bronchitis: The Copenhagen Male Study—A 10-Year Followup

Table 2

Association of baseline characteristics 1976 with chronic bronchitis ten years later among men with no relevant lung symptoms at baseline, 𝑛 = 2 , 1 8 3 .

Chronic bronchitis in 1985-86
+

Subjects 𝑛 1552028
Age yrs53.1 ± 5.152.7 ± 5.1 +
High salt intake33.822.9 ##
Smoking
Current smoking76.854.6##
Smoking 1970/7179.461.2##
Alcohol use
Alcohol, beverages/week
 0–558.160.9
 6–2036.834.5
 21 +5.24.6
Occupational dust and fumes exposure34.420.3##
Other characteristics
Low social class (IV/V)56.147.8++

Data are presented as mean ± SD or percentages. #: high salt preference; ++: 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 ; +: 𝑃 < 0 . 1 0 ; ##: 𝑃 < 0 . 0 1 𝑃 value of Chi-squared test or unpaired 𝑡 -test (age).

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