Table 2: Adjusted (sex, race, and education) mean of TL for different categories of food security across the different ages.

Age categoriesFood security categories value
High ()Marginal + low + very low()

18–24.9 ()1.411.390.235
25–34.9 ()1.321.20<0.001
35–44.9 ()1.261.11<0.001
45–54.9 ()1.041.010.328
55–64.9 ()0.980.950.694
Upper than 65 ()0.870.880.835

TL: telomere length (T/S ratio), value expressed as a mean and SEM. Results from the analyses of covariance statistical procedure.