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Table 2 Risk factors at baseline and incidence of coronary heart disease in the ten-year follow-up

From: Pessimism and the risk for coronary heart disease among middle-aged and older Finnish men and women: a ten-year follow-up study

  Men Women
  Coronary heart disease Mann–Whitney U test Coronary heart disease Mann–Whitney U test
  Yes No Yes No
  N = 57 N = 580 N = 44 N = 755
  Mean SD Mean SD p-value Mean SD Mean SD p-value
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.11 3.72 27.26 3.68 0.075 29.11 4.48 27.53 4.85 0.011
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 6.17 1.26 5.71 0.90 0.023 5.97 1.66 5.34 0.79 <0.001
Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.94 0.97 5.76 1.05 0.123 5.98 1.18 5.94 0.99 0.828
Waist circumference (cm) 100.9 9.2 98.4 10.5 0.044 94.4 12.4 90.0 12.7 0.017
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 149.7 20.6 144.6 17.3 0.083 147.5 19.0 142.6 18.3 0.098
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 87.2 8.0 88.7 9.7 0.241 84.0 9.3 85.3 9.1 0.376