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Table 1 Adolescent and adult characteristics by adolescent dietary patterns among 709 premenopausal women in NHS II

From: Adolescent and early adulthood inflammation-associated dietary patterns in relation to premenopausal mammographic density

Dietary pattern Pro-inflammatory dietary pattern Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) dietary pattern
Q1 (n = 144) Q2 (n = 159) Q3 (n = 157) Q4 (n = 142) Q5 (n = 107) Q1 (n = 122) Q2 (n = 147) Q3 (n = 148) Q4 (n = 156) Q5 (n = 136)
Adolescent characteristics
 Caloric intake (kcal/day) 2415 (695) 2549 (698) 2774 (681) 2981 (740) 3376 (805) 2621 (733) 2638 (815) 2746 (724) 2942 (727) 2943 (864)
 BMI (kg/m2) at age 18 20.5 (2.5) 20.5 (2.5) 21.1 (3.0) 21.4 (3.0) 22.1 (3.7) 20.4 (2.6) 21.0 (3.0) 21.4 (3.0) 21.2 (3.3) 21.4 (2.8)
 Adolescent activity (METs/week) 49.6 (32.4) 47.7 (29.2) 49.7 (33.6) 44.3 (28.5) 48.5 (35.0) 47.6 (32.4) 44.0 (27.9) 43.9 (30.6) 51.1 (33.6) 53.4 (32.7)
 Adolescent alcohol intake (g/day) 0.9 (3.3) 1.0 (2.6) 0.7 (2.2) 1.1 (3.5) 1.5 (7.6) 0.9 (7.0) 0.6 (2.1) 0.7 (1.8) 0.9 (2.4) 1.9 (4.8)
 Age at menarche 12.5 (1.5) 12.5 (1.4) 12.3 (1.5) 12.3 (1.5) 12.3 (1.5) 12.7 (1.5) 12.5 (1.4) 12.3 (1.4) 12.2 (1.6) 12.2 (1.5)
Adult characteristics at the time of mammogram
 Age (years) 44.7 (4.0) 44.6 (4.0) 44.6 (3.5) 44.6 (4.2) 44.1 (4.0) 44.7 (4.4) 44.7 (3.9) 44.8 (3.8) 44.4 (3.9) 44.3 (3.6)
 BMI (kg/m2) 24.3 (4.6) 24.8 (4.9) 25.2 (5.9) 26.3 (5.8) 27.9 (7.1) 25.2 (5.8) 25.5 (5.7) 26.1 (5.7) 25.1 (5.4) 25.8 (6.1)
 Nulliparous (%) 22 17 20 14 27 16 16 21 17 27
 Age at first birth* 26.8 (4.2) 27.0 (4.9) 26.4 (4.2) 26.3 (4.6) 26.2 (5.1) 26.0 (4.0) 27.0 (4.9) 26.0 (4.1) 26.6 (4.6) 27.3 (5.0)
 Parity* 2.5 (1.0) 2.2 (0.9) 2.3 (1.0) 2.4 (1.0) 2.2 (0.8) 2.4 (1.1) 2.2 (0.9) 2.4 (1.0) 2.4 (0.9) 2.3 (0.8)
 History of benign breast disease (%) 15 22 19 14 19 16 17 23 17 16
 Family history of breast cancer (%) 6 11 10 5 7 8 7 8 7 9
  1. Notes: Values are means (standard deviations) unless otherwise noted
  2. *Among parous women only