Table 1

Clinical Characteristics of subjects.

Characteristic

European Americans (n = 1231)

African Americans (n = 846)


Female sex (%)

55.24

61.58

Diabetic (%)

5.71

12.22

Hypertensive (%)

26.28

40.62

Current smoking (%)

23.09

30.26

Age (years, mean ± SD)

44.52 ± 13.2

43.29 ± 12.4

Total cholesterol (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

203.94 ± 41.0

196.68 ± 43.4

HDL cholesterol (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

50.91 ± 14.6

54.93 ± 16.1

Triglycerides (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

141.28 ± 83.5

107.36 ± 71.6

LDL cholesterol (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

125.15 ± 37.1

120.49 ± 38.5

Glucose (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

94.08 ± 20.7

98.29 ± 36.1

Fibrinogen (mg/dl, mean ± SD)

374.41 ± 111.4

416.67 ± 127.9

vWF (%normal, mean ± SD)

87.60 ± 58.6

87.24 ± 53.8

Blood pressure

(mmHg systolic/diastolic, mean ± SD)

118.25 ± 14.9/75.69 ± 9.6

123.36 ± 18.4/79.32 ± 11.1


Mathias et al. BMC Medical Genomics 2010 3:22   doi:10.1186/1755-8794-3-22

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