Table 1

Crude sample characteristics for the SAMINOR 1 population (n=13 787) given as means and SD or proportions and numbers

MenWomen
Non-Sami
(n=4971)
Sami
(n=1408)
Non-Sami
(n=5826)
Sami
(n=1582)
Age (years)52.8 (10.8)52.9 (10.8)52.8 (11.3)52.1 (11.2)
Height (cm)175.6 (6.9)169.6 (6.4)162.5 (6.4)156.8 (6.0)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)134.0 (18.0)133.3 (19.0)129.2 (20.9)127.2 (20.9)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)78.3 (10.0)77.9 (9.8)72.7 (10.2)72.1 (10.1)
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)6.02 (1.1)6.04 (1.1)5.99 (1.2)6.01 (1.1)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)1.26 (0.33)1.27 (0.35)1.49 (0.38)1.44 (0.37)
Smoking
 Current smoker31.5 (1566)34.7 (488)32.3 (1882)33.0 (522)
 Previous smoker37.7 (1876)37.0 (522)30.5 (1777)28.1 (445)
 Never smoker30.8 (1529)28.3 (398)37.2 (2167)38.9 (615)
Family history of premature MI*
One family member19.4 (960)20.0 (281)20.1 (1171)21.4 (337)
Two family members3.0 (147)4.5 (63)4.2 (242)5.8 (91)
Users of antihypertensive medication†13.7 (681)13.5 (190)16.6 (969)16.1 (254)
Estimated 10-year risk of fatal or non-fatal AMI or stroke†‡8.82 (7.9)9.13 (8.1)4.76 (6.0)5.73 (4.4)
Triglycerides (mmol/L)†1.87 (1.31)1.87 (1.16)1.50 (0.86)1.55 (0.88)
Hypertensive39.5 (1963)38.6 (543)35.7 (2078)32.1 (508)
Users of lipid-lowering drugs†7.1 (354)8.6 (121)8.7 (506)8.7 (137)
Waist circumference (cm)†94.3 (10.3)92.3 (10.9)85.1 (11.9)85.3 (11.9)
Diabetes mellitus3.4 (167)4.1 (58)3.5 (202)3.4 (53)
Physically active in leisure time†76.7 (3565)75.7 (977)78.4 (4 134)72.1 (1037)
Alcohol consumption†
 Never/not last year8.5 (416)12.9 (177)17.1 (966)28.6 (436)
 Less than weekly58.2 (2843)61.2 (838)60.9 (3443)58.3 (890)
 Weekly or more often33.3 (1626)25.9 (354)22.0 (1241)13.1 (199)
Years of education†11.5 (3.7)11.0 (4.0)11.7 (3.8)11.6 (4.5)
Region 1: Alta, Loppa, Kvalsund, Lebesby, Lyngen, Storfjord, Kåfjord, Kvænangen§62.7 (3117)31.9 (449)62.6 (3646)28.2 (446)
Region 2: Kautokeino. Karasjok§1.3 (66)28.7 (404)1.5 (89)33.1 (524)
Region 3: Tana, Nesseby, Porsanger§10.6 (527)28.1 (396)11.0 (639)29.1 (460)
Region 4: Narvik, Evenes, Tysfjord, Skånland, Lavangen, Røros, Snåsa, Røyrvik, Namsskogan, Grane, Hattfjelldal§25.4 (1261)11.3 (159)24.9 (1452)9.6 (152)
  • *Parents, siblings or children with MI before the age of 60 years.

  • †Missing values: users of antihypertensive medication, n=142; estimated 10-year risk in men, n=13; triglycerides, n=12; waist circumference, n=47; education, n=770; users of lipid lowering drugs, n=300; physical activity, n=1185; alcohol consumption, n=358.

  • ‡Estimated 10-year risk is measured with the NORRISK 2 risk score including sex, age, systolic blood pressure, total and HDL cholesterol, smoking (yes/no), use of antihypertensive medication (yes/no) and if one or two family members had a history of premature MI (yes/no).

  • §Included the listed municipalities.

  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; MI, myocardial infarction.