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Table 1 Clinical characteristics distributed by gender

From: Gender differences of aortic wave reflection and influence of menopause on central blood pressure in patients with arterial hypertension

Variables men (n = 52) women (n = 70) p
Age (years) 49.7 ± 10.5 52.6 ± 11.0 0.15
SBP (mmHg) 137 ± 20 145 ± 26 0.06
DBP (mmHg) 86 ± 12 87 ± 15 0.60
HR 71.4 ± 13 68.2 ± 11.9 0.18
Weight (kg) 85.3 ± 11.4 76.2 ± 14.0 < 0.01*
Height (m) 1.72 ± 0.08 1.59 ± 0.06 < 0.01*
Hypertension time (years) 9.4 ± 7.1 10.8 ± 8.6 0.35
AIx (%) 20.1 ± 11.7 32.7 ± 9.8 < 0.01*
AIx75 (%) 18.3 ± 9.4 29.6 ± 6.7 < 0.01*
C_SP (mmHg) 125 ± 23 136 ± 30 0.03*
C_DP (mmHg) 88 ± 15 88 ± 16 0.90
  1. SPB systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, HR heart rate, AIx aortic augmentation index, AIx75 aortic augmentation index adjusted for heart rate of 75, C_SP central systolic blood pressure, C_DP central diastolic blood pressure. (*) Differences in AIx (22.2 ± 12.7 vs 30.9 ± 12.2) and AIx75 (20.5 ± 9.41 vs 27.7 ± 8.12) persist even after adjustments for: height 1.64 m, weight 80.1Kg, SBP 142 mmHg p < 0.01