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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Comparing the effectiveness of two cardiovascular prevention programmes for highly educated professionals in general practice: a randomised clinical trial

Baseline characteristics Total (n = 295) MP (n = 100) MLP (n = 195) P-value difference between groups
Gender (%)  
Male 200 (68) 67 (67) 133 (68) 0.83
Female 95 (32) 33 (33) (62) (32)
Mean age (y) (SD) 40.73 (10.54) 40.03 (10.57) 41.09 (10.54) 0.42
Mean systolic blood pressure (mmHg) (SD) 130.57 (19.87) 131.04 (18.96) 130.33 (20.36) 0.77
Mean diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) (SD) 83.76 (11.15) 84.12 (11.41) 83.58 (11.04) 0.69
Mean total cholesterol (mg/dl) (SD) 187.93 (30.66) 189.91 (32.60) 186.96 (29.65) 0.45
Mean body mass index (kg/m2) (SD) 24.95 (3.97) 24.92 (3.84) 24.97 (4.04) 0.93
Personal cardiovascular event (%) 7 (2) 4 (4) 3 (1.5) 0.19
Diabetes (%) 3 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) 0.98
Smokers (%) 52 (18) 11 (11) 41 (21) 0.03
Mean physical fitness (SD) 55.34 (11.76) 54.97 (11.98) 55.54 (11.67) 0.72
Mean overall cardiovascular risk (SD) 0.01 (0.02) 0.01 (0.02) 0.01 (0.02) 0.89
  1. MP Medical Program, MLP Medical + Lifestyle programme, SD standard deviation.