Table 2

Characteristics of claudicants according to the presence or absence of AAA.

AAA

No AAA

p

(n = 19)

(n = 191)


Age (years)

71.2 ± 7.0

65.4 ± 9.9

0.015

Age ≥ 65 years

16 (84.2)

110 (57.6)

0.024

Males

17 (89.5)

152 (79.6)

0.300

Risk factors

Smoking

18 (94.7)

170 (89.0)

0.437

Hypertension

18 (94.7)

136 (71.2)

0.027

Hypercholesterolemia

15 (78.9)

122 (63.9)

0.188

Diabetes Mellitus

4 (21.1)

71 (37.2)

0.162

BMI (kg/m2)

26.5 ± 3.7

26.2 ± 3.4

0.742

WC (cm)

96.7 ± 9.6

97.7 ± 9.4

0.708

Metabolic syndrome

9 (47.4)

87 (45.5)

0.879

Comorbidity

CAD

10 (52.6)

96 (50.3)

0.844

Previous MI

5 (26.3)

71 (37.2)

0.348

Previous stroke

1 (5.2)

7 (3.7)

0.729

Medications

Antiplatelets

18 (94.7)

173 (90.6)

0.547

Beta blockers

2 (10.5)

45 (23.6)

0.194

ACE-inhibitors

11 (57.9)

93 (48.7)

0.444

Statins

10 (52.6)

120 (62.8)

0.383

Carotid status

Carotid stenosis >50%

9 (47.4)

56 (29.3)

0.105

LE-PAD severity

Bilateral LE-PAD

13 (68.4)

118 (61.8)

0.569

ABI

0.64 ± 0.11

0.69 ± 0.23

0.315

Inflammatory status

Neutrophil count (x103/μL)

5.5 [4.5 – 6.2]

4.1 [3.2 – 5.5]

0.010


Values are n (%) or mean ± SD or median [interquartile range].

AAA = abdominal aortic aneurysm; 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; SD = standard deviation.

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

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