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Table 2 Features and conventional atherothrombotic risk factors of overweight subjects with and without coronary heart disease (CHD)

From: Relationship between apolipoprotein(a) size polymorphism and coronary heart disease in overweight subjects

  CHD No CHD
n 155 120
BMI, kg/m2 29.39 ± 2.13 30.03 ± 3.00
Age, yr 61.70 ± 9.56 60.90 ± 11.40
Male gender, n (%) 120 (77.4%) 91 (75.8%)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 83 (53.4%) 24 (20%)***
Hypertension, n (%) 93 (60%) 85 (70.8%)
Smokers, n (%) 33 (21.3%) 20 (16.7%)
Hypercholesterolemia, n (%) 80 (51.6%) 41 (34.1%)**
Lp(a) (mg/dl) 20 (5–50.3) 12.6 (2.6–38.6)*
  1. BMI, body mass index; Lp(a), lipoprotein(a). Lp(a) levels are expressed as medians (interquartile ranges within brackets). *P < 0.05 **P < 0.01 ***P < 0.001, versus CHD