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Table 1 Characteristics of 240 participants, ≥66 years, in the AGES-Reykjavik Study.by AMD status

From: Serum lipids in adults with late age-related macular degeneration: a case-control study

Characteristics1 AMD P
No AMD Geographic Atrophy Neovascular AMD
n = 80 n = 80 n = 80
Age, y 75.0 (5.7) 82.3 (4.4) 81.7 (4.7) < 0.0001
Sex, % women 55.0 60.0 56.3 0.80
Body mass index, kg/m2 27.1 (4.4) 26.5 (4.1) 26.3 (4.2) 0.46
Smoking, % Never/Former 85.0 81.3 76.2 0.15
Current 15.0 12.7 23.8
Total cholesterol, mmol/L 5.6 (1.1) 5.5 (1.0) 5.7 (0.9) 0.50
HDL cholesterol, mmol/L 1.6 (0.5) 1.6 (0.5) 1.6 (0.5) 0.86
LDL cholesterol, mmol/L 3.5 (1.0) 3.4 (0.9) 3.5 (0.9) 0.62
Log C-reactive protein, mg/L 0.5 (1.0) 0.8 (1.1) 1.0 (1.0) 0.01
Hypertension, % 81.3 81.3 77.5 0.79
Coronary artery disease, % 36.4 49.3 42.9 0.31
Diabetes, % 15.0 18.8 7.5 0.11
Chronic kidney disease, % 40.9 45.2 64.3 0.01
  1. 1Conversion to SI units as follows: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol in mg/dL × 0.0259 = mmol/L; C-reactive protein in mg/L × 9.524 = μmol/L