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Table 1 Characteristics of the four main cohorts at the time of blood draw. All entries represent averages with standard deviations unless otherwise indicated

From: Evaluation of commonly used analysis strategies for epigenome- and transcriptome-wide association studies through replication of large-scale population studies

 PhenotypesDNA methylationRNA-seq
LLLLSNTRRSLLLLSNTRRSLLLLSNTRRS
n = 761n = 790n = 1866n = 768n = 741n = 712n = 735n = 762n = 740n = 579n = 882n = 628
Age45 ± 1358 ± 837 ± 1468 ± 646 ± 1359 ± 740 ± 1568 ± 745 ± 1359 ± 738 ± 1569 ± 6
Sex (% male)0.420.480.330.430.420.480.350.430.420.470.350.43
Smoking (% current)0.150.110.190.100.150.120.190.100.150.130.180.09
BMI25 ± 425 ± 424 ± 428 ± 425 ± 425 ± 325 ± 428 ± 425 ± 425 ± 325 ± 428 ± 4
Lymp (% of cells)34 ± 829 ± 735 ± 936 ± 835 ± 729 ± 735 ± 936 ± 834 ± 829 ± 735 ± 936 ± 8
Mono (% of cells)9 ± 25 ± 28 ± 37 ± 29 ± 26 ± 28 ± 37 ± 29 ± 26 ± 29 ± 37 ± 2
Gran (% of cells)57 ± 863 ± 756 ± 957 ± 857 ± 863 ± 757 ± 957 ± 957 ± 863 ± 756 ± 957 ± 8