Table 2

Demographic parameters of cases and controls:

Cases (n = 397)

Controls (n = 405)


Age (mean ± SD)

67.9 (± 11.5)*

67.2 (± 11.7)

Sex (M:F ratio)

1:1

1:1.3

Hypertension (%)

55.1

24.6

Total cholesterol (mmol/L) (mean ± SD)

5.6 (± 1.38)*

5.0 (± 2.0)

HDL (mmol/L) (mean ± SD)

1.21 (± 0.42)*

1.24 (± 0.6)

LDL (mmol/L) (mean ± SD)

3.65 (± 1.81)*

2.27 (± 1.49)

Triglycerides (mmol/L) (mean ± SD)

2.1 (± 1.6)*

1.9(± 1.1)

Atrial fibrillation

19.4%

-

Diabetes mellitus**

14.9%

3.2%

Previous IHD

33.5%

-

Carotid Stenosis (Out of 227 scanned, >50%, based on ACST criteria)

26%

-


* Non significant differences between cases and controls.

** History of diabetes or confirmed laboratory diagnosis.

Pasdar et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2006 7:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-7-28

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