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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients studied

From: Relationship between serum levels of triglycerides and vascular inflammation, measured as COX-2, in arteries from diabetic patients: a translational study

Variable Complete group Non- diabetic Diabetic P
Number of patients 116 65 51 -
Age (years) 64.7 ± 9 63.4 ± 9.5 66.4 ± 8.2 0.07 *
Women (%) 17 (15%) 8 (12%) 9 (18%) 0.42
Body Mass Index 27.3 ± 3.4 27 ± 3.2 27.6 ± 3.7 0.37 *
Smoking 38 (33%) 25 (38%) 13 (25%) 0.13
Hypertensives 64 (55%) 18 (35%) 33 (56%) 0.06
Hyperlipidemics 69 (59%) 37 (57%) 32 (63%) 0.53
Previous AMI (<30days) 20 (17%) 14 (21%) 6 (12%) 0.17
Previous AMI (31–90 days) 9 (8%) 2 (4%) 6 (12%) 0.13
Previous AMI (>90days) 37 (32%) 16 (25%) 21 (41%) 0.05
  1. BMI = body mass index. AMI = acute myocardial infarction. * = Student T-test,  = Chi-squared,  = Fisher test.