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Table 1 Demographic data, prevalence of diseases, health assessment in both groups

From: Hyperlipidemias in elderly patients: results from the Berlin Aging Study II (BASEII), a cross-sectional study

Study GroupYoung Age GroupElderly Age Group
Total Number (n) or mean (SD)4941657
Age years mean (SD (standard deviation))29.0 (3.2)68.8 (3.7)
Female53.0%51.4%
Arterial Hypertension (systolic BP >=140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP >=90 mmHg)14.6%72.7%
Diabetes0.2%11.5%
Current smoker31.2%9.3%
Body mass index (SD) kg/m223.3 (4.1)26.9 (4.2)
Waist circumference cm (SD)82 (12)96 (12)
Chronic kidney disease (GFR <= 60mL/min/1.73m2)0.0%17.1%
Coronary heart disease or equivalent0.0%7.5%
Global Self-Assessment of Health Status “good” or “very good”85.4%71.6%
Self-Assessment of Health Status from the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) “good” or better-85.5%
Global Self-Assessment of Satisfaction with Life (0= completely dissatisfied to 10= completely satisfied) (SD)7.6 (1.3)7.9 (1.5)
Right Hand Grip Strength (SD) kg38.2 (10.1)33.6 (9.7)
  1. Abbreviations: BP: blood pressure, GFR: glomerular filtration rate, SD: standard deviation, SF-36: Self-Assessment of Health Status from the 36-Item Short Form Survey