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Table 4 The variation of the ACE activity among patients according risk factors

From: Pathological interactions between the endothelin-1 and the angiotensin- converting enzyme among Tunisian coronary patients

Populations and risk factors ACE (UI/L) p
Gender Men (n = 121) 88 ± 26.1 <0.001
Women (n = 36) 82.4 ± 3.8
Hypertension Yes (n = 138) 91.8 ± 24.7 <0.00001
No (n = 19) 49.9 ± 8.6
Diabetes Yes(n = 101) 86.1 ± 24.4 NS
No (n = 56) 87.8 ± 28.2
Tobacco Yes(n = 98) 71.8 ± 20.1 <0.00001
No (n = 59) 111.5 ± 27.2
Personal cardiovascular antecedents Yes (n = 104) 88.2 ± 26.6 NS
No (n = 53) 83.8 ± 24.3
Obesity Yes(n = 82) 80.2 ± 21.4 <0.001
No (n = 75) 93.8 ± 27.4
Dyslipidemia Yes(n = 63) 80.6 ± 19.7 <0.001
No (n = 94) 90.8 ± 28.7
Alcohol Yes (n = 52) 85.9 ± 25.2 NS
No (n = 105) 87.1 ± 25.9
Sedentarity Yes(n = 67) 87.3 ± 24.9 NS
No (n = 90) 86.3 ± 25.6
  1. NS not significant (p > 0.05)