Table 2

Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics.

Age (years, range)

70 (64–75)

Previous cardiovascular disease (%)

26

Previous diabetes mellitus (%)

9

Treated hypertension (%)

26

Current smoking (%)

34

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

148 ± 18

Pulse rate (min-1)

68 ± 12

Body mass index (kg/m2)

26.8 ± 3.5

Total cholesterol (mmol/l)

6.3 ± 1.0

HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)

1.4 ± 0.4

LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)

4.1 ± 1.0

Triglycerides (mmol/l)

1.8 ± 0.9

Glucose (mmol/l)

6.0 ± 1.5

HADS-Anxiety

3.2 ± 2.6

HADS-Depression

3.4 ± 2.6

Physical Symptom Distress Index

18.8 ± 4.6

Life Satisfaction Index

23.7 ± 4.9


Participants with complete questionnaires (n = 433). Data are expressed as mean + SD, if not otherwise mentioned. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 0–21, Physical Symptom Distress Index: Scale 13–65, Life Satisfaction Index: Scale 14–56.

HDL, High-density lipoprotein; LDL, Low-density lipoprotein; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.

Einvik et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-14

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