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Table 1 Clinic characteristics of subjects with carotid plaque and controls

From: Correlation of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A gene with carotid plaques

Characteristics Carotid plaque (n = 408) Controls (n = 493) P value
Age (years) 68.29 ± 9.80 64.89 ± 9.16 <0.001
Female (%) 44.36 57.4 <0.001
BMI (Kg/m2) 23.66 ± 3.98 23.60 ± 3.21 NS
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 136.35 ± 16.18 127.75 ± 16.48 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 81.49 ± 10.21 76.02 ± 9.47 <0.001
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 5.53 ± 1.81 5.60 ± 1.68 NS
Smoking (%) 33.58 30.43 NS
TC (mmol/L) 4.75 ± 1.05 4.85 ± 1.11 NS
TG (mmol/L) 1.54 ± 1.11 1.50 ± 1.11 NS
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.58 ± 0.74 2.59 ± 0.75 NS
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.14 ± 0.31 1.22 ± 0.33 <0.001
  1. Value expressed by mean ± SD
  2. BMI, body mass index; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglyceride; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; NS, no significance