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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 394 participants in 1996 - 1997

From: Increased LDL susceptibility to oxidation accelerates future carotid artery atherosclerosis

Characteristic IMT in 2001-2002 P
  ≤ 0.7 mm ≥ 0.8 mm  
n 241 153  
Age 54.8 57.9 0.001
Sex (male/female) (n) 98/143 71/82 0.262
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.92 (0.76)a 3.07 (0.73) 0.068
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.46 (0.37) 1.46 (0.44) 0.975
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.11 (0.71) 1.20 (0.69) 0.223
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 5.27 (0.66) 5.44 (0.92) 0.035
HbA1c (%) 5.01 (0.6) 5.16 (0.6) 0.012
Fasting insulin (pmol/L) 29.4 (17) 31.1 (32) 0.492
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125 (19) 126 (19) 0.401
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77 (10) 77 (9) 0.512
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.6 (2.7) 22.9 (2.7) 0.298
Photometric O/N 1.90 (0.31) 1.95 (0.29) 0.156
Electrophoretic O/N 2.38 (0.29) 2.37 (0.25) 0.597
  1. aMean (standard deviation).