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Table 1 Characteristics of the study subjects

From: Comparative analysis of gut microbiota in elderly people of urbanized towns and longevity villages

  UTC LVC
  Children 40′s 50′s 60′s 40′s 50′s 60′s >70
Age 8.5 ± 2.8 44.9 ± 2.5 54.6 ± 2.0 64.5 ± 2.8 44.5 ± 2.1 54.5 ± 1.6 66.0 ± 2.5 80.0 ± 9.0
n 22 16 13 11 2 8 20 39
Sex(male/female) 18/4 8/8 7/6 4/7 2/0 4/4 11/9 10/29
Height (m) 1.34 ± 0.18 1.62 ± 0.07 1.65 ± 0.09 1.57 ± 0.06 1.75 ± 0.07 1.61 ± 0.08 1.60 ± 0.07 1.52 ± 0.09
Weight (kg) 33.9 ± 10.8 61.8 ± 11.2 61.1 ± 7.8 55.6 ± 6.1 76.5 ± 2.12 56.8 ± 4.1 60.7 ± 8.7 48.7 ± 8.1
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 18.1 ± 2.6 23.4 ± 3.2 22.5 ± 2.3 23.7 ± 1.7 25.0 ± 1.3 21.9 ± 1.5 23.6 ± 2.7 21.0 ± 2.5
  >25 0 5 5 2 1 0 6 3
  <25 22 11 8 9 1 8 14 36
Diet          
  Regular 22 14 11 10 2 8 20 17
  Vegetarian 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Alcohol consumption          
  Yes 0 10 10 3 1 4 7 7
  No 22 6 3 8 1 4 13 11
Smoking          
  Yes 0 5 4 2 0 2 1 0
  No 22 11 9 9 2 6 19 39
  1. Values are expressed as mean±SD.
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