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Table 1 Basic characteristics of subjects in this study

From: Interactive effects of C-reactive protein levels on the association between APOE variants and triglyceride levels in a Taiwanese population

  Total (n = 595) Men (n = 312) Women (n = 283) P value
Age, yr 45.7 ± 10.2 44.9 ± 10.4 46.6 ± 10.0 0.047
Body mass index, kg/m2 24.3 ± 3.4 25.0 ± 3.1 23.5 ± 3.6 <0.001
Glucose (AC), mg/dL 97.2 ± 23.8 99.6 ± 26.4 94.5 ± 20.4 0.01
HDL-C, mg/dL 55.2 ± 14.3 49.7 ± 11.9 61.3 ± 14.2 <0.001
LDL-C, mg/dL 115.9 ± 33.0 118.4 ± 34.0 113.1 ± 31.6 0.051
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 198.5 ± 36.7 200.6 ± 37.3 196.2 ± 36.0 0.14
Triglyceride, mg/dL 142.5 ± 119.2 172.6 ± 147.9 109.3 ± 60.6 <0.001
CRP, mg/L 1.1 ± 1.4 1.1 ± 1.4 1.0 ± 1.4 0.131
Triglyceride/HDL-C ratio 3.01 ± 3.50 3.93 ± 4.42 2.00 ± 1.52 <0.001
SAA, mg/dL 5.4 ± 11.1 6.0 ± 13.3 4.7 ± 8.0 0.161
Fibrinogen, mg/dL 262.4 ± 68.1 260.3 ± 69.9 264.9 ± 66.0 0.405
sICAM1, μg/L 241.2 ± 112.2 243.7 ± 111.4 238.5 ± 113.2 0.579
sVCAM1, μg/L 492.2 ± 133.3 495.7 ± 150.9 488.2 ± 110.9 0.495
MMP2, mg/L 127.3 ± 40.8 124.2 ± 41.4 130.7 ± 40.0 0.056
MMP9, mg/L 142.6 ± 111.8 153.8 ± 115.5 130.2 ± 106.3 0.011
sE-selectin, μg/L 104.2 ± 51.9 117.5 ± 54.9 89.4 ± 44.0 <0.001
Diastolic BP, mmHg 75.0 ± 10.6 77.9 ± 10.4 73.6 ± 10.3 <0.001
Systolic BP, mmHg 114.8 ± 17.6 115.9 ± 16.4 113.7 ± 18.8 0.128
Current smokers, % 25 43.3 4.9 <0.001
Hypertension, % 11.8 15.1 8.1 0.006
Hypercholesterolemia, % 9.6 10.9 8.1 0.157
Diabetes mellitus, % 5 5.8 4.2 0.254
  1. AC antecubital, BP blood pressure, CRP C-reactive protein, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, SAA serum amyloid A, sICAM1 soluble intercellular adhesive molecule 1, sVCAM1 soluble vascular cell adhesive molecule 1, MMP2 matrix metalloproteinase 2, MMP9 matrix metalloproteinase 9
  2. Continuous variables are presented as mean ± SD. Triglyceride, HDL-C, LDL-C, total cholesterol, CRP, SAA, sICAM1, sVCAM1, sE-selectin, MMP2 and MMP9 values were logarithmically transformed before statistical testing to meet the assumption of normal distributions; however, the untransformed data are shown. BP levels and lipid variables were analyzed with the exclusion of the subjects using antihypertensive drugs and lipid lowering agents, respectively