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Table 1 Comparison of major cardiovascular risk factors between included and excluded subjects *

From: Smoking status and common carotid artery intima-medial thickness among middle-aged men and women based on ultrasound measurement: a cohort study

Baseline variables Included (n = 413) Non-included (n = 160) p
BMI (kg/m2) 28.5 ± 0.3b 26.2 ± 0.4 <0.0001
Rsag2Tr 0.67 ± 0.003 0.65 ± 0.004 0.002
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.53 ± 0.05 3.30 ± 0.07 0.009
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.44 ± 0.01 1.55 ± 0.02 0.0001
SBP (mmHg) 130 ± 0.7 124 ± 1.1 <0.0001
DBP (mmHg) 91. ± 0.5 88 ± 0.7 0.0004
  1. * Values are least square mean ± standard error. The parameter estimates were obtained from general linear modeling procedure with adjustment for sex, age, and smoking status (current, former, and never). BMI, body mass index. RSag2Tr, ratio of sagittal to transverse abdominal diameter. Trig, triglycerides. LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. SBP, systolic blood pressure. DBP, diastolic blood pressure.