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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants in the Swedish LifeGene study in 2009–10

From: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? – Analyses of self-selected diets in the LifeGene study

Characteristics Women Men All
(n = 3,239) (n = 2,125) (n = 5,364)
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
CO2e (kg/d) 4.4 2.0 5.3 2.3 4.7 2.2
Age (years) 32 14 34 12 32 12
BMI (kg/m2) 22.9 4.2 24.8 4.1 23.7 4.5
Servings of beef/daya 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3
Servings of meat/dayb 0.9 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.6
Servings of dairy products/dayc 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.1 1.4
Servings of dairy products and dishes/dayd 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.4
  N %e n %e n %e
Education (years)e
  < 9 44 1.4 39 1.9 83 1.6
 9–12 757 23.5 614 29.2 1,371 25.8
  > 12 2,134 66.3 1,286 61.2 3,420 64.3
 Other 283 8.8 162 7.7 445 8.4
Tobacco usersf 422 13.2 455 21.8 877 16.6
Supplement useg 757 23.5 463 21.9 1,220 22,.9
  1. aBeef, hamburgers and ground meat dishes
  2. bBeef, hamburgers, ground meat dishes, pork, bacon, lamb, game, offal, chicken
  3. cMilk, yoghurt, hot cocoa, cheese (hard and soft), ice cream
  4. dMilk, yoghurt, hot cocoa, cheese (hard and soft), ice cream, pancake, pizza
  5. ePercentages are averaged why their sum may exceed or not reach 100%
  6. fCurrent smoking and/or snuff use
  7. gUsers of multivitamin and mineral supplement