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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients in the HELLAS-FH registry

From: Achieving low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets as assessed by different methods in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia: an analysis from the HELLAS-FH registry

  Adults Children
Number of patients 1423 197
Gender (male/female) 733/690 100/97
Age at registration (years) 51.3 ± 14.3 11.0 ± 3.5
Age at diagnosis (years) 44.3 ± 15.8 7.2 ± 3.9
DLCN score 5 (4–8)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 128 ± 14 111 ± 13
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77 ± 9 65 ± 9
Heart rate (bpm) 74 ± 10 79 ± 13
Prevalence of distinctive clinical findings (%) Corneal arcus below the age of 45 years 8.3% 1.0%
Tendon xanthomas 5.7% 2.6%
Xanthelasma 5.9% 1.0%
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.0 (24.2–29.7) 20.0 (17.4–22.4)
Hypertension (%) 28.1 0.0
Type 2 diabetes (%) 7.8 0.0
Waist circumference Male (cm) 95 (88–103) 70 (61–80)
Female (cm) 88 (80–98) 65 (57–80)
Men > 102 cm (%) 26.6
Women > 88 cm (%) 49.7
Smokers (%) Active 24.7
Former 9.7
Passive 1.9
Never 63.6
  1. Values are expressed as number of patients, percentage of patients, mean ± standard deviation or median (interquartile range)