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Table 1 Patient Characteristics (n = 177)

From: Pulse wave velocity and carotid atherosclerosis in White and Latino patients with hypertension

Age, years 61.5 (9.7)
Female gender 66.7%
Ethnicity  
   Hispanic 66.7%
   Non-Hispanic White 33.3%
Education  
   College graduate 8.5%
   Higher education 19.3%
   High school graduate 19.8%
   Some high school 21.5%
   No high school 31.1%
Employment Status  
   Employed 19.2%
   Unemployed 46.9%
   Disabled 33.9%
Body mass index, kg/m2 33.0 (6.7)
Blood pressure, mmHg 142.2 ± 22.1/81.7 ± 12.3
Total cholesterol, mg/dl 181.5 (39.6)
Triglycerides, mg/dl 170.9 (105.2)
HDL cholesterol, mg/d 51.0 (12.8)
LDL-cholesterol, mg/dl 96.8 (33.3)
Diabetes Mellitus 49.2%
Current Smoker 22.0%
Framingham risk score* 11.6 (8.0), 1-53
LpPLA2 mass, ng/mL 173.5 (59.0)
LpPLA2 activity, nmol/min/mL 134.8 (34.3)
Central aortic pressure, mm Hg 59.5 (18.1)
Augmentation index 86.3% (12.7)
Pulse wave velocity, cm/sec 1723.3 (349)
Flow-mediated dilation 10.5% (8.1)
Carotid intima-media thickness, mm 0.95 (0.22)
Use of Hypertension Medication 90.4%
Use of Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl Co-enzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) 59.9%
  1. Values expressed as mean + standard deviation (SD) or as percentages (%). hsCRP = high sensitivity C-reactive protein. *mean (SD) and range LpPLA2 = Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2.