Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the population with HF diagnoses compared to the population with no diagnosis of HF
Parameter All No HF diagnosis HF diagnosis p value
(n = 429) (n = 363) (n = 66) HF vs. no HF
Point prevalence of HF diagnosis (%) 15.4 - 100
BNP range (ng/L) 10-4200 10-1487 30-4200 p = 0.002
(n = 402) (n = 342) (n = 60)
Median 103.5 Median 89.5 Median 210.5 p < 0.001
BNP (ng/L) mean ± SD 181.1 ± 299.6 143.2 ± 178.6 397.4 ± 608.1 p = 0.002
Male sex n (%) 124 (28.9) 104 (28.7) 20 (30.3) p = 0.79
Age (years) mean ± SD 85.0 ± 7 (n = 429) 84.7 ± 7.1 (n = 363) 86.8 ± 5.6 (n = 66) p = 0.024
P-glucose (mmol/L) mean ± SD 5.6 ± 1.9 (n = 390) 5.6 ± 1.9 (n = 332) 5.6 ± 1.7 (n = 58) p = 0.81
hs-CRP (mg/L) mean ± SD 3.8 ± 2.6 (n = 266) 3.8 ± 2.6 (n = 232) 4.2 ± 2.8 (n = 34) p = 0.32
TSH (mIE/L) mean ± SD 2.0 ± 2.5 (n = 406) 2.1 ±2.6 (n = 343) 1.8 ± 1.4 (n = 63) p = 0.40
Hb (g/L) men mean ± SD 128.5 ± 15.4 (n = 115) 129.4 ± 14.3 (n = 97) 123.8 ± 20.1 (n = 18) p = 0.16
Hb (g/L) women mean ± SD 124.5 ± 13.6 (n = 276) 124.9 ± 13.4 (n = 236) 121.9 ± 14.2 (n = 40) p = 0.19
eGFR (ml/min/1.73 m2) mean ± SD 44.4 ± 16.6 (n = 406) 45.9 ± 15.5 (n = 344) 35.9 ± 16.4 (n = 62) p < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) mean ± SD 24.9 ± 5.6 (n = 420) 24.8 ± 4.9 (n = 355) 25.5 ± 5.8 (n = 65) p = 0.30
MMSE result mean ± SD 17.1 ± 6.5 (n = 359) 16.8 ± 6.4 (n = 299) 18.6 ± 6.7 (n = 60) p = 0.061
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) mean ± SD 133.5 ± 23.4 (n = 407) 134.5 ± 23.5 (n = 344) 127.9 ± 21.8 (n = 63) p = 0.038
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) mean ± SD 72.2 ± 11.7 (n = 407) 72.7 ± 11.7 (n = 345) 69.4 ± 11.6 (n = 62) p = 0.040
Hypertension n (%) diagnosis 128 (29.8) 108 (29.8) 20 (30.3) p = 0.93

Bolmsjö et al.

Bolmsjö et al. BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-118

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