Table 1

Characteristics of the study population at baseline
Characteristic Population Men Women PCT quartiles
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Number of participants (%) 3,322 1,467 (44) 1,855 (56) 935 820 760 807
Age, mean (SD), years 58 (6) 58 (6) 58 (6) 56 (6) 57 (6) 58 (6) 59 (6)
Blood pressure, mean (SD), mm Hg
 Systolic 142 (19) 143 (18) 140 (19) 137 (18) 140 (18) 145 (19) 146 (19)
 Diastolic 87 (9) 89 (9) 86 (9) 85 (9) 86 (9) 88 (9) 89 (9)
Hypertension, Number (%) 2,118 (63.8) 991 (67.6) 1,127 (60.8) 508 (54.3) 506 (61.7) 510 (67.1) 594 (73.6)
Lipids, mean (SD), mmol/L
 LDL-C 4.17 (0.98) 4.12 (0.90) 4.20 (1.04) 4.05 (1.00) 4.11 (0.94) 4.30 (0.99) 4.22 (0.97)
 HDL-C 1.38 (0.37) 1.22 (0.29) 1.52 (0.37) 1.52 (0.38) 1.41 (0.36) 1.32 (0.35) 1.26 (0.33)
 TG 1.31 (0.63) 1.43 (0.68) 1.21 (0.57) 1.11 (1.00) 1.22 (0.55) 1.40 (0.66) 1.53 (0.73)
Body mass index, mean (SD), kg/m2 25.7 (3.9) 26.0 (3.4) 25.5 (4.2) 24.9 (3.7) 25.3 (3.7) 26.1 (3.7) 26.8 (4.0)
Diabetes mellitus, Number (%) 272 (8.2) 158 (10.8) 114 (6.1) 42 (4.5) 41 (5.0) 71 (9.3) 118 (14.6)
Current smoking, Number (%) 861 (25.9) 412 (28.1) 449 (24.2) 251 (26.8) 221 (27.0) 205 (27.0) 184 (22.8)
Cystatin C, mean (SD), mg/L 0.77 (0.14) 0.79 (0.15) 0.75 (0.13) 0.72 (0.12) 0.76 (0.12) 0.79 (0.13) 0.83 (0.17)
hsCRP, median (IQR), mg/L 0.13 0.12 0.13 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.20
(0.06 to 0.28) (0.06 to 0.27) (0.06 to 0.28) (0.05 to 0.20) (0.06 to 0.24) (0.07 to 0.27) (0.09 to 0.41)
PCT, median (IQR), pg/mL 16 (13 to 20) 18 (15 to 23) 14 (12 to 18) 12 (10 to 13) 15 (14 to 16) 18 (17 to 19) 25 (22 to 30)
 Men 14 (12 to 15) 17 (16 to 18) 20 (19 to 21) 28 (25 to 34)
 Women 10 (9 to 11) 13 (12 to 14) 16 (15 to 17) 21 (19 to 25)

hsCRP, high sensitivity C-reactive protein; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; IQR, interquartile range; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; PCT, procalcitonin; TG, triglycerides.

Cotoi et al.

Cotoi et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:180   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-180

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