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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population (n = 771) for men and women separately

From: Association between presence of the metabolic syndrome and its components with carotid intima-media thickness and carotid and femoral plaque area: a population study

Baseline characteristics Men (n = 359) Women (n = 412) P value
Age (years)* 61.02 (0.56) 60.06 (0.48) 0.19
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)* 136.47 (0.88) 140.96 (0.86) <0.001
BMI (kg/m 2 )* 27.8 (0.22) 28.3(0.25) 0.14
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L)* 5.67 (0.06) 6.0 (0.06) <0.001
LDL Cholesterol (mmol/L)* 3.47 (0.04) 3.56 (0.037) 0.10
HDL Cholesterol (mmol/L)* 1.16 (0.015) 1.41 (0.015) <0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.55 (1.15; 2.15) 1.40 (1.04; 1.95) 0.002
ApoA1 (g/L)* 1.35 (0.011) 1.53 (0.012) <0.001
ApoB (g/L)* 1.20 (0.013) 1.19 (0.012) 0.47
Antihypertensive Treatment (%) 38.0% 37.0% 0.77
Antihyperlipidemic Treatment (%) 21.5% 16.6% 0.08
Diabetes (%) 17.3% 9.5% 0.001
No of MetS components (%)    
        0 MetS Comp. 5.3% 12.9% <0.001
        1 MetS Comp. 19.6% 35.0% <0.001
        2 MetS Comp. 29.1% 28.4% 0.38
        3 MetS Comp. 25.4% 18.2% 0.21
        4 MetS Comp. 17.0% 4.4% <0.001
        5 MetS Comp. 3.6% 1.2% 0.059
  1. *Mean and standard deviation (sd) is used for normally distributed values.
  2. †Median and interquartile range (iqr) is used for non-normally distributed values.