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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the population. Data are expressed as mean (standard deviation), median (25-75th percentile) or percentage, as appropriate

From: Reference values and sex differences in absolute and relative kidney size. A Swiss autopsy study

  Participants (n = 635) Men (n = 436) Women (n = 199)
Age of death, years 53.1 (17.6) 51.2 (17.0) 57.2 (19.0)
Body Height, cm 173.0 (9.9) 177.2 (7.9) 163.8 (7.3)
Body Weight, kg 75 (62–87) 80 (71–90) 61 (54–72)
Smoking, number (%) 162 (25.5) 125 (28.7) 37 (18.6)
BMI, kg/m2 24.7 (21.6–28.3) 25.4 (22.6–28.7) 23.1 (20.3–26.8)
Body surface, m2 1.9 (1.7–2.1) 2.0 (1.8–2.1) 1.7 (1.6–1.8)
Blood degree, number (%)
 Congested 289 (45.5) 217 (49.8) 72 (36.2)
 No particularity 247 (38.9) 153 (35.1) 94 (47.2)
 Depleted 99 (15.6) 66 (15.1) 33 (16.6)
Cause of death, number (%)
 Intoxication 103 (16.2) 60 (13.8) 43 (21.6)
 Asphyxiation 83 (13.1) 62 (14.2) 21 (10.5)
 Drowning 28 (4.4) 26 (5.1) 14 (7.0)
 Cold weapon 15 (2.4) 15 (3.0) 3 (1.5)
 Polytrauma 75 (11.8) 49 (11.2) 26 (13.1)
 Gunshot 48 (7.6) 42 (9.6) 6 (3.0)
 Other unnatural cause 81 (12.8) 57 (13.1) 24 (12.1)
 Cardiac 89 (14.0) 72 (16.5) 17 (5.4)
 Lung 21 (3.3) 12 (2.8) 9 (4.5)
 Vascular 19 (3.0) 13 (3.0) 6 (3.0)
 Other diverse natural cause 38 (6.0) 22 (5.3) 15 (7.5)
 Natural but unknown origin 29 (4.6) 18 (4.1) 11 (5.5)
 No information 6 (0.9) 2 (0.5) 4 (2.0)
Arterial Hypertension 88 (13.9) 61 (14.0) 27 (13.6)