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Table 2 Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics.

From: Physical distress is associated with cardiovascular events in a high risk population of elderly men

Age (years, range) 70 (64–75)
Previous cardiovascular disease (%) 26
Previous diabetes mellitus (%) 9
Treated hypertension (%) 26
Current smoking (%) 34
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 148 ± 18
Pulse rate (min-1) 68 ± 12
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.8 ± 3.5
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 6.3 ± 1.0
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.4 ± 0.4
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.1 ± 1.0
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.8 ± 0.9
Glucose (mmol/l) 6.0 ± 1.5
HADS-Anxiety 3.2 ± 2.6
HADS-Depression 3.4 ± 2.6
Physical Symptom Distress Index 18.8 ± 4.6
Life Satisfaction Index 23.7 ± 4.9
  1. Participants with complete questionnaires (n = 433). Data are expressed as mean + SD, if not otherwise mentioned. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 0–21, Physical Symptom Distress Index: Scale 13–65, Life Satisfaction Index: Scale 14–56.
  2. HDL, High-density lipoprotein; LDL, Low-density lipoprotein; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.