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Table 1 Population characteristics at job entry (start of study)

From: Potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses - a pilot study

   N Mean   SD Minimum Maximum
Education and area of residence
 Level of higher education University, vocational college 37/5     
 Area of residence for higher education Kagoshima Prefecture, outside Kagoshima Prefecture 35/7     
Physical health examination
 Age, years    21.9 ± 0.6 21 24
 Body mass index, kg/m2    20.2 ± 2.4 17.1 26.8
 Systolic BP, mm Hg    111.5 ± 11.6 93 144
 Diastolic BP, mm Hg    67.6 ± 9.5 46 88
 Hemoglobin, g/dL    13.3 ± 0.9 10.8 15.4
 AST, U/L    18.1 ± 5.1 11 41
 ALT, U/L    15.4 ± 10.3 6 66
 γ-GTP, U/L    16.3 ± 7.6 7 46
 LDL cholesterol, mg/dL    96.7 ± 21.9 56 150
 HDL cholesterol, mg/dL    69.3 ± 11.7 41 91
 Triglycerides, mg/dL    58.7 ± 22.1 25 113
 Fasting blood glucose, mg/dL    86.9 ± 6.5 68 99
Urinary parameters
 Sodium, mg/mg Cr    2.59 ± 1.58 0.71 8.86
 Potassium, mg/mg Cr    0.83 ± 0.46 0.31 2.42
 Chlorine, mg/mg Cr    2.05 ± 1.97 0.35 12.16
 Phosphorus, mg/mg Cr    0.64 ± 0.14 0.29 0.94
 Calcium, mg/mg Cr    0.08 ± 0.05 0.01 0.22
 Magnesium, mg/mg Cr    0.06 ± 0.03 0.01 0.12
Questionnaire on Lifestyle
 Smoking Non-smoker/Current smoker 42/0     
 Alcohol consumption Never/Once a week/Every day 12/30/0     
 Body weight change since age of 20; ≥ 10 kg No/Yes 42/0     
 One-year body weight change; ≥ 3 kg No/Yes 21/21     
Exercise
 Exercise habit No/Yes 42/0     
 Walking habit No/Yes 30/12     
 Fast walking habit No/Yes 22/20     
Eating
 Fast eating speed No/Yes 26/16     
 Short time between dinner and bedtimes (<2 h) No/Yes 10/32     
 Snack after dinner No/Yes 23/19     
 Breakfast skipping No/Yes 28/14     
  1. Values are expressed as the mean ± SD or number (N) of the subjects. BP blood pressure, AST aspartate transaminase, ALT alanine transaminase, γ-GTP γ-glutamyltranspeptidase, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, Cr creatinine