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Table 1 Details of sample and key results

From: Lifestyle factors and the metabolic syndrome in Schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic factors Number and  % of patients
(unless otherwise specified)
Mean age (95% CI), yrs 46.2 (43.2–49.2)
Male (%) 25 (67.6)
Mean duration of illness (95% CI), yrs 11.6 (7.3–18.2)
Caucasian (%) 35 (94.6)
Lifestyle parameters
5 portions or more of fruit and vegetables per day (%) 13.5
Fresh fruit at least once a week (%) 62.5
Vigorous exercise taken once a week for ≥10 min (%) 29
BMI ≥30 (%) 47.2
Current smoker (%) 64.9
Weekly alcohol > safe limits (%) 15
Blood parameters
Fasting glucose elevated >6.0 mmol/L (%) 21.2
Cholesterol >5 mmol/L (%) 48
Prolactin elevated >1000 mu/L (%) 16.7
Miscellaneous
Blood pressure >140/90 mmHg (%) 32.4
Metabolic syndrome (%) 67.6
Regard diet as unhealthy (%) 54.1
Regard themselves as physically inactive (%) 51.4