Table 5

Characteristics of female participants with vs. without high baPWV in the overall sample
Variables Low baPWV baPWV < cut-off* High baPWV baPWV > cut-off* p value
n 1213 363
Age , years 52.8 ±15.2 58.1 ± 13.2 <0.001
baPWV, cm/s 1441 ± 318 2038 ± 566 <0.001
BMI, kg/m2 23.9 ± 3.3 24.4 ± 3.7 0.026
SBP, mmHg 126.9 ± 19.5 144.2 ± 20.0 <0.001
DBP, mmHg 74.8 ± 10.5 82.5 ± 10.4 0.615
HR, beats/min 71 ± 9 75 ±11 <0.001
TC, mmol/L 4.99 ± 1.0 5.38 ±1.1 <0.001
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.41 ± 0.3 1.35 ±0.3 0.003
LDL-C, mmol/L 2.95 ± 0.9 3.19 ±0.9 <0.001
TG, mmol/L 1.51 ± 0.9 1.80 ± 1.1 <0.001
Fasting glucose, mmol/L 5.31 ± 1.5 5.89 ± 1.9 <0.001
Hypertension, % 40.1 73.3 <0.001
Diabetes, % 17.9 31.9 <0.001
Smoking, % 3.6 4.1 0.638
Stroke, % 3.6 6.3 0.058
Ischemic heart disease, % 6.8 7.9 0.485
Medication
ACEIs/ARBs usage, % 7.0 15.2 <0.001
Statins usage, % 4.6 6.1 0.271
CCBs usage, % 11.2 25.3 <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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