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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients (% by gender)

From: Distribution of serum lipids and lipoproteins in patients with beta thalassaemia major; an epidemiological study in young adults from Greece

  Men (n = 88) Women (n = 104) p
Age (years) 25 ± 6 26 ± 6 0.33
Current smoking, n (%) 34 (45%) 36 (34%) 0.08
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 120 ± 43 114 ± 15 0.03
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 71 ± 10 74 ± 10 0.11
Hypertension, n (%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) -
Glucose (mg/dl) 104 ± 28 88 ± 16 0.06
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 12 (15%) 17 (15%) 0.88
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.8 ± 2 22.2 ± 3 0.56
Obesity, n (%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 0.13
Family history of CHD, n (%) 8 (10%) 17 (17%) 0.16
Hematocrit (%)    
Feritine (ng/dl) 2411 ± 1784 2076 ± 1350 0.17
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 10.4 ± 1 10.6 ± 1 0.77
White blood cell (counts) 9959 ± 4999 9401 ± 4074 0.78