Table 3

Characteristics of postmenopausal women in the NHANES III according to postmenopausal hormone use

Variable

Never

Past use

Current


Participants, n

2446

607

453

Age (years)

64

63

56

Body mass index (kg/m2)

28

27

26

Diuretic use (%)

18

18

16

Hypertension (%)

43

48

34

Alcohol intake (servings/day)

0.1

0.1

0.2

Total meat intake (servings/day)

0.9

0.9

0.9

Seafood intake (servings/day)

0.2

0.2

0.2

Dairy food intake (servings/day)

1.4

1.5

1.3

Sweetened soft drink intake (servings/day)

0.3

0.2

0.2

Coffee intake (servings/day)

1.2

1.2

1.3

Uric acid drug usea (%)

1.4

0.4

1.4

Creatinine (mg/dl)

1.0

1.0

1.0


Data are presented incorporating sample weights and adjusted for clusters and strata of the complex sample design of NHANES III. aAllopurinol and uricosuric agents.

Hak and Choi Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R116   doi:10.1186/ar2519

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