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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the total study population (n = 482)

From: Markers of metabolic endotoxemia as related to metabolic syndrome in an elderly male population at high cardiovascular risk: a cross-sectional study

Age 70 (67.5, 72.6)
Metabolic syndrome 182 (38)
Number of criteria fulfilled
 0 19 (4)
 1 113 (23)
 2 168 (35)
 3 111 (23)
 4 60 (12)
 5 11 (2)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.5 (24.3, 28.6)
Waist circumference (cm) 98 (92, 103)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 148 (135, 160)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84 (91, 77)
Previous hypertension 150 (31)
Previous diabetes mellitus 79 (16)
Previous myocardial infarction 89 (18)
Current smokers 160 (33)
Aspirin 131 (27)
Statins 135 (28)
Antidiabetics 21 (4)
HbA1c (%) 5.6 (5.3, 5.9)
Insulin (pmol/L) 118 (94, 154)
HOMA (units) 4.2 (3.3, 5.7)
CRP (mg/L) 3.27 (1.7, 5.8)
IL-6 (pg/mL) 1.53 (1.00, 2.45)
TNFα (pg/mL) 1.10 (0.78, 1.89)
IL-18 (pg/mL) 274 (212, 350)
LBP (µg/mL) 12.9 (10.4, 15.2)
sCD14 (ng/mL) 1293 (1052, 1515)
  1. Median values (25, 75 percentiles) or numbers (proportions) are given. For abbreviations, see text