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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of Subjects

From: Early accelerated senescence of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in premature coronary artery disease patients in a developing country - a case control study

Parameter PCAD (N = 57) Controls (N = 57) P value
Age (yrs) 43.1 ± 6.36 39.8 ± 6.13 0.125
Height (cm) 165.8 ± 5.63 168.9 ± 6.99 0.008
Weight (kg) 69.1 ± 11.25 69.2 ± 12.30 0.959
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 24.8 ± 3.96 24.2 ± 3.91 0.472
Family history for CAD (n) (%) 18 (31.6) 6 (10.5) 0.006
Family history for hypertension (n) (%N) 2 (3.5) 6 (10.5) 0.142
SBP (mmHg) 127.9 ± 11.88 127.46 ± 14.87 0.855
DBP (mmHg) 83.4 ± 6.82 81.8 ± 8.95 0.290
Statins, n (%) 36 (63.0) 7 (12.0) <0.001
ACE – Inhibitors, n (%) 21 (37.0) 6 (10.5) <0.001
ß – blockers, n (%) 28 (49.0) 2 (3.5) <0.001
Aspirin, n (%) 41 (72.0) 10 (17.5) <0.001
PPAR-γ agonists n (%) 1 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 0.229
LVEF% (mean ± SD) 44.6 ± 1.77 60.40 ± 1.56 0.001
Diabetes n (%) 9 (15.8) --  
Hypertension, n (%) 13 (22.8) 14 (24.6) 0.785
Smoking, n (%) 24 (42.1) 14 (24.6) 0.047
Alcohol, n (%) 11 (19.3) 16 (28.1) 0.083