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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Study Subjectsa

From: The +838 C/G MT2A Polymorphism, Metals, and the Inflammatory/Immune Response in Carotid Artery Stenosis in Elderly People

Parameters Elderly controls (n = 218) CS patients (n = 288)
Age (years) 72.3 ± 7.3 72.8 ±5.5
Male 121/218 (55%) 169/288 (58.7%)
Carotid stenosis 0/218 (0%) 288/288 (100%)
TIA or stroke (TS group) 0/218 (0%) 100/288 (34.7%)
Hypertension 135/218 (62%) 211/288 (72%)b
Current smokers 150/218 (69%) 167/288 (58%)c
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 25.1 ± 3.6 25.7 ± 3.4
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 212 ± 37 225 ± 42c
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 122 ± 22 131 ± 26c
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 68 ± 13 64 ± 19b
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 121 ± 76 143 ±64c
Platelet count (× 103/mL) 235 ± 58 221 ± 54c
Fibrinogen (mg/dL) 299 ± 73 373 ± 84c
  1. aResults are expressed as mean ± SD and/or percentages.
  2. bP< 0.05 compared with age-matched controls.
  3. cP< 0.001 compared with age-matched controls.