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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folate levels in premature coronary artery disease

Risk factor Case group Control group P value
Age (year ± SD) 41.01 ± 3.13 39.1 ± 4.94 0.05
Male gender, n (%) 86(88.7) 93(72.6) 0.01
Family history, n (%) 31(31.9) 34(26.5) 0.75
Hypertension, n (%) 24(24.7) 21(16.4) 0.18
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 13(13.4) 3(0.02) 0.02
Smoking, n (%) 57(58.7) 57(44.5) 0.36
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 39(40.2) 25(19.5) 0.01
Laboratory data
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 194.68 ± 8.5 177.21 ± 12.4 0.25
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 209.8 ± 4.7 189.34 ± 4.0 0.77
LDL (mg/dl) 132.1 ± 4.1 113.33 ± 2.9 0.16
HDL (mg/dl) 37.7 ± 0.83 41.25 ± 0.92 0.02
Homocysteine (μmol/L) 1.7 ± 19.3 0.9 ± 13.9 0.00
  1. SD, standard deviation; LDL, low density lipoprotein; HDL, high density lipoprotein