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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics in patients with and without complex ventricular ectopy

From: Biomarkers of cardiovascular injury and stress are associated with increased frequency of ventricular ectopy: a population-based study

  No complex n = 455 Any complex n = 47 OR (95% CI) P
Age (mean, SD) 48 (11) 56 (9) 1.08 (1.05, 1.11) <0.001
Male gender (n, %) 249 (55) 26 (55) 1.09 (0.66, 1.79) 0.752
Current smoking (n, %) 121 (27) 11 (23) 0.84 (0.47, 1.50) 0.552
History of coronary artery disease (n, %) 38 (8) 12 (26) 3.65 (1.91, 6.96) <0.001
History of hypertension (n, %) 144 (32) 20 (43) 1.96 (1.18, 3.26) 0.009
Diabetes mellitus (n, %) 57 (13) 3 (6) 0.92 (0.42, 2.03) 0.838
Creatinine clearance (mean, SD) 125 (36) 118 (33) 0.99 (0.99, 1.00) 0.062
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg (mean, SD) 134 (18) 145 (20) 1.02 (1.01, 1.04) 0.003
Body mass index (mean, SD) 29 (5) 30 (6) 1.01 (0.97, 1.07) 0.597
Cholesterol ratio (mean, SD) 4.5 (2.6) 4.3 (1.4) 0.94 (0.79, 1.12) 0.474
Left ventricular hypertrophy (n, %) 23 (5) 3 (6) 2.35 (0.95, 5.80) 0.065
AHI (median, Q 1–3) 5.9 (1.6, 17.1) 12.1 (6.0, 36.0) 1.42 (1.18, 1.72) <0.001
  1. AHI apnea-hypopnea index, CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio, Q quartiles, SD standard deviation