Table 1

Baseline subjects demographics & characteristics
Intervention Arm (n=149) Control Arm (n=145)
Number of subjects; n (%)
   Male 86 (57.7%) 83 (57.2%)
   Female 63 (42.3%) 62 (42.8%)
Age, years; Mean (SD) 49.4 (11.1) 48.8 (9.9)
Race; Asian 149 (100.0) 145 (100.0)
Weight, kg; Mean(SD) 72.7 (15.2) 70.2 (15.1)
Height, cm; Mean (SD) 160.2 (8.2) 159.6 (9.3)
Body mass index, kg/m2; Mean (SD) 28.2 (4.9) 27.4 (4.9)
Mean duration of dyslipidaemia since onset (years) 0.6 0.6
Cardiovascular risk group a; n (%)
   Group I 14 (9.4) 24 (16.6)
   Group II 87 (58.4) 74 (51.0)
   Group III 48 (32.2) 47 (32.4)
Age risk; n (%)
   Male aged >45; Female aged >55 72 (48) 60 (41)
   Male aged ≤45; Female aged ≤55 77 (52) 85 (59)
Family history b; n (%)
   Yes 29 (19) 32 (22)
   No 120 (81) 113 (78)
Blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mm Hg or antihypertensive medication at baseline; n (%)
   Yes 89 (60) 88 (61)
   No 60 (40) 57 (39)
Diabetes Mellitus; n (%)
   Yes 47 (32) 47 (32)
   No 102 (68) 98 (68)
CHD or CHD risk equivalent a; n (%)
   Yes 1 (1) 1 (1)
   No 148 (99) 144 (99)
Smoking Status
   Never smoked 101 (68) 97 (67)
   Ex-smoker 13 (9) 19 (13)
   Current smoker 35 (23) 29 (20)

COACH = Counselling and Advisory Care for Health; SD = standard deviation; CHD = coronary heart disease; PCP = Primary Care Physicians; PCP-NE = Primary Care Physicians assisted by Nurse Educators.

a Group I: subjects with dyslipidaemia with no other cardiovascular risk factors; Group II: subjects with dyslipidaemia with at least 1 additional cardiovascular risk factor, excluding CHD and DM; Group III: subjects with dyslipidaemia with CHD or CHD risk equivalent.

b A history of premature coronary heart disease in a first-degree relative (parent or sibling). If the afflicted family member was male, premature coronary heart disease would have occurred before age 55, and if female, before age 65.

Selvaraj et al.

Selvaraj et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:97   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-97

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