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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects from the Northern Manhattan Study

From: Endothelial dysfunction is associated with carotid plaque: a cross-sectional study from the population based Northern Manhattan Study

  N Prevalence (%) or Mean ± SD
Total 643 --
Age 643 66.1 ± 8.5 years
Men 290 45 %
Hispanic 417 65 %
African American 109 17 %
Caucasian 102 16 %
Hypertension 431 67 %
Diabetes mellitus 154 24 %
Hypercholesterolemia 322 50 %
Alcohol consumption 276 43 %
Current smoking 84 13 %
Physical inactivity 315 49 %
Completed high school 264 41 %
Carotid plaque 339 53%
MCPT (mm) 643 1.68 ± 0.82
   75th percentile   2.00
Baseline diameter of the brachial artery (mm) 643 3.90 ± 0.71
FMD (%) 643 5.78 ± 3.83
  1. FMD = flow mediated dilatation, MCPT= maximum carotid plaque thickness