Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population (n=210)

Number

Percentage or mean (SD) or median [25th-75th percentiles]


Age (years)

65.9 (9.8)

Males

169

80.5

Height (cm)

167.4 (7.5)

Weight (Kg)

73.9 (11.7)

Risk factors

Smoking

188

89.5

Hypertension

154

73.3

Hypercholesterolemia

137

65.2

Diabetes mellitus

75

35.7

BMI (kg/m2)

26.2 (3.4)

WC (cm)

97.6 (9.4)

Metabolic syndrome

96

45.7

Comorbidity

CAD

106

50.5

Previous MI

76

36.2

Previous stroke

8

3.8

Medications

Antiplatelets

191

91.0

Beta blockers

47

22.4

ACE-inhibitors

104

49.5

Statins

130

61.9

Carotid status

Carotid stenosis >50%

65

31

LE-PAD severity

Bilateral LE-PAD

131

62.4

ABI

0.69 (0.22)

Aortic features

Aortic diameter (mm)

20.7 (6.8)

Ectatic aorta

13

6.2

AAA

19

9.0

Inflammatory status

Neutrophil count (x103/μL)

4.4 [3.3-5.7]


SD = standard deviation; BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; CAD = coronary artery disease; MI = myocardial infarction; ACE = angiotensin converting enzyme; LE-PAD = lower extremity-peripheral arterial disease; ABI = ankle/brachial index; AAA = abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Giugliano et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S17   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S17

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