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Table 1 Characteristics of Adults, aged 45–59 years in the NHANES 2003–2006

From: Intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks and apple juice is associated with prevalent coronary heart disease, in U.S. adults, ages 45–59 y

n 1230
Age (y, mean ± SD) 51.7 ± 3.2
Sex (% male) 47.6
Race/ethnicity (%)
 NHW 76.6
 NHB 12.1
 Mexican Am 5.0
  Other Hisp 1.9
 Other/ Mixed Race 4.4
BMI (mean ± SD) 29.3 ± 5.1
Energy intake (kcal, (mean ± SD) 2114 ± 618
Daily fruit and vegetable intake, g p/d (mean ± SD) 599 ± 626
Pre-diabetes (%), n = 1193
 No 74.0
 Yes 26.0
Diabetes (%)
 No 90.1
 Yes 9.9
Hypertensive (%)
 No 64.8
 Yes 35.2
Coronary heart disease or angina (pectoris) (%)
 No 95.0
 Yes 5.0
Health insurance coverage (%)
 No 13.7
 Yes 86.3
Family income to poverty ratio (%)
 Below 1 7.9
 1–1.99 13.8
 2–3.99 27.2
 4 and above 51.2
Education level (%)
 HS/ GED and below 37.7
 Some college and above 62.3
Smoking (%)
 Current smokers 28.6
 Non-smokers with a history of smoking 26.2
 Non-smokers 45.2