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Table 2 Clinical characteristics (mean (SD)) of the 868 Old Order Amish enrolled in the HAPI Heart Study, Lancaster County PA

From: Association between bilirubin and cardiovascular disease risk factors: using Mendelian randomization to assess causal inference

Characteristic Men
(n = 460)
Women
(n = 408)
Age (yrs) 42.2 (13.6) 45.4 (14.2)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 (3.2) 27.8 (5.5)
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl) 202.5 (44.3) 215.7 (49.0)
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 63.9 (1.7) 73.8 (45.4)
SBP (mmHg) 121.5 (12.6) 121.4 (16.9)
DBP (mmHg) 77.6 (8.8) 75.8 (8.4)
Diabetes (%) 0.9 1.0
Current Smokers (%)* 20.0 0.0
Lipid Lowering Meds (%)** 1.0 1.0
Antihypertensive Meds (%)** 0.2 0.3
  1. * Indicates use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes
  2. ** Medication use assessed at the time of recruitment, before participants were asked to discontinue use
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