Table 1

Phenotypic characteristics of study participants
Variables Male (N = 6914) Female (N = 11900)
Age, yrs 60.2 ±7.7 59.2 ± 7.5
BMI, kg/m2 25.0 ± 3.3 26.1 ± 3.7
SBP, mmHg 166.4 ± 20.9 169.1 ± 20.8
DBP, mmHg 97.1 ± 12.3 94.0 ± 11.5
Homocysteine, μmol/L 11.2 (9.3-14.2) 9.4 (7.8-11.6)
FPG, mmol/L 5.4 (4.9-6.2) 5.5 (4.9-6.2)
TC, mmol/L 5.2 (4.5-5.9) 5.4 (4.7-6.2)
Creatinine, mmol/L 71.0 (61.7-81.7) 56.3 (48.6-66.0)
eGFR, ml/min/1.73 m2 96.4 (87.9-104.2) 97.2 (87.0-104.5)
Current smoker, % 55.3 4.8
MTHFR C677T, %
CC 23.9 23.5
CT 49.3 50.2
TT 26.8 26.2

BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FPG fasting plasma glucose, TC total cholesterol, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, MTHFR methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Age, BMI, and blood pressures were given by mean ± sd, serum markers were given by median (Interquartile range, IQR).

Dong et al.

Dong et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2012 13:74   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-13-74

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