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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Personal values in adolescence and their associations with metabolic biomarkers in adulthood: a Japanese population-based study

  Men (N = 261) Women (N = 407)
N (%) Mean (SD) N (%) Mean (SD)
Age 261 (100) 39.27 (6.8) 407 (100) 38.41 (6.6)
Education 261 (100)   407 (100)  
 Less than junior high school diploma 10 (3.8)   8 (2.0)  
 High school diploma 65 (24.9)   90 (22.1)  
 Some college 57 (21.8)   190 (46.7)  
 More than university degree 129 (49.4)   119 (29.2)  
Marital status 261 (100)   407 (100)  
 Married 217 (83.1)   338 (83.0)  
 Unmarried 44 (16.9)   69 (17.0)  
Work status 261 (100)   407 (100)  
 Employed 254 (97.3)   170 (66.3)  
 Unemployed 7 (2.7)   137 (33.7)  
Household income (million Japanese yen/year) 261 (100)   407 (100)  
  < 100 4 (1.5)   4 (1.0)  
 100–200 3 (1.1)   13 (3.2)  
 200–500 67 (25.7)   90 (22.1)  
 500–1000 131 (50.2)   212 (52.1)  
  > 1000 56 (21.5)   88 (21.6)  
Personal value priority 261 (100)   407 (100)  
 Not bothering others   5.45 (1.5)   5.83 (1.2)
 Being highly evaluated by others   4.70 (1.5)   5.08 (1.3)
 Having and keeping a belief   4.66 (1.5)   4.82 (1.3)
 Economically succeeding   4.45 (1.6)   4.05 (1.5)
 Improving society   3.71 (1.5)   3.63 (1.3)
 Exploring what you were interested in   5.33 (1.4)   5.00 (1.4)
 Having influence on society   3.36 (1.4)   2.93 (1.3)
 Actively challenging   4.42 (1.4)   4.41 (1.5)
 Cherishing familiar people   5.18 (1.4)   5.70 (1.2)
 Graduating from a famous school   4.08 (1.7)   4.31 (1.6)
 Maintaining a stable life   4.78 (1.5)   4.94 (1.4)
Commitment to Values (PVQ-IIz)   26.75 (5.1)   26.81 (4.8)
Serum biomarker 261(100)   407 (100)  
 LDLa(mg/dL)   109.34 (29.0)   101.63 (30.9)
 HDLb(mg/dL)   59.70 (15.6)   75.36 (17.7)
 HbA1cc(%,NGSP)   5.50 (0.6)   5.37 (0.3)
Body Mass Index(kg/m2)   23.58 (3.2)   21.34 (3.1)
Waist circumference (cm)   87.34 (8.8)   77.94 (9.0)
Systolic blood pressure(mmHg)   125.54 (16.9)   112.37 (14.5)
Diastolic blood pressure(mmHg)   80.28 (13.3)   70.07 (10.7)
  1. a LDL low-density lipoprotein
  2. b HDL high-density lipoprotein
  3. c HbA1c hemoglobin A1C
  4. z PVQ-II Personal Values Questionnaire II