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Table 1 Demographic data of the study participants (N = 1749).

From: BRAP Activates Inflammatory Cascades and Increases the Risk for Carotid Atherosclerosis

Age, mean ± SD, y 55.2 ± 10.6 (19–87)
Sex, M 41.1%
Hypertension 34.4%
Diabetes 12.1%
Hypercholesterolemia 33.8 %
Past and current smoker 18.6%
Total cholesterol, mean ± SD, mg/dL 200.9 ± 38.1
Triglyceride, mean ± SD, mg/dL 122.3 ± 81.4
HDL-cholesterol, mean ± SD, mg/dL 56.5 ± 15.2
Body mass index, mean ± SD, Kg/m2 24.5 ± 3.5
CCA IMT value, mean ± SD, mm 0.63 ± 0.14
Bif IMT value, mean ± SD, mm 0.66 ± 0.13
ICA IMT value, mean ± SD, mm 0.51 ± 0.09
Presence/absence of plaque, n (%) 583 (33.3%)/1166 (66.7%)
BRAP SNP rs11066001  
AA 841 (48.1%)
AG 707 (40.4%)
GG 133 (7.6%)
Failed genotyping 68 (3.9%)
  1. at Shimadzu TechnoResearch, Kyoto, Japan.