Table 4

Characteristics of male participants with vs. without high baPWV in the overall sample
Variables Low baPWV (baPWV < cut-off)* High baPWV (baPWV > cut-off)* p value
n 995 281
Age , years 52.3 ± 16.2 53.2 ± 13.6 <0.001
baPWV, cm/s 1432 ± 269 1854 ± 424 <0.001
BMI, kg/m2 24.5 ± 3.3 25.5 ± 2.9 0.069
SBP, mmHg 128.2 ± 15.7 144.4 ± 19.4 <0.001
DBP, mmHg 79.0 ± 26.3 87.6 ± 11.5 <0.001
HR, beats/min 70 ± 10 74 ±11 <0.001
TC, mmol/L 4.7 ± 0.9 4.8 ± 0.9 0.995
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.3 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.3 0.870
LDL-C, mmol/L 2.8 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 0.7 0.407
TG, mmol/L 1.8 ± 1.3 1.9 ± 1.3 0.751
Fasting glucose, mmol/L 5.3 ± 1.2 5.9 ± 1.9 <0.001
Hypertension, % 42.4 78.3 <0.001
Diabetes, % 20.7 34.5 <0.001
Smoking, % 47.8 58.1 0.003
Stroke, % 5.7 7.5 0.323
Ischemic heart disease, % 10.5 12.5 0.331
Medication
ACEIs/ARBs usage, % 8.6 14.6 0.005
Statins usage, % 6.8 5.7 0.586
CCBs usage, % 12.8 24.2 <0.001

* The cut-off refers to the corresponding cut-off point to each age group.

BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, MAP Mean arterial pressure; BaPWV Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity, CCBs Calcium channel blockers, ACEIs angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, ARBs angiotensin receptor blockers, HR heart rate, TC total cholesterol, LDL-C low density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglyceride.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-119

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