Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants (Total N = 1721)

Women

Men


Variable

Mean

(SD)

N

Mean

(SD)

N

p-value


Age, years (24-39)

31.58

5.03

1002

31.76

5.08

719

0.467ns

Baseline brachial diameter, (mm)

3.11

0.32

949

3.99

0.44

653

0.000***

Flow-mediated dilatation, FMD (%)

8.81

4.55

949

6.92

4.04

653

0.000***

Carotid artery compliance, CAC (%/10 mmHg)

2.31

0.77

999

2.01

0.66

716

0.000***

Carotid intima-media thickness, IMT (mm)

0.57

0.08

1002

0.59

0.10

719

0.000***

Vital exhaustion, VE

0.47

0.39

1002

0.35

0.34

719

0.000***

LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)

3.17

0.77

997

3.44

0.91

714

0.000***

HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)

1.40

0.31

997

1.17

0.28

714

0.000***

Triclycerids (mmol/l)

1.17

0.58

997

1.44

0.77

714

0.000***

Systolic BP (mm Hg)

117.30

13.06

601

116.36

13.18

491

0.236 ns

Diastolic BP (mm Hg)

71.29

10.66

601

70.37

10.96

491

0.161 ns


*** < .001; ns - non-significant.

HDL = high density lipoprotein, LDL = low density lipoprotein, BP = blood pressure.

P-values refer to the mean differences between the men and women.

Chumaeva et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-10-34

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