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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study subjects

From: Serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 is a valuable biomarker for identification of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm: a case-control study

Variables Control AAA TAA
N = 112 N = 105 N = 79
Age, years 62.32 ± 11.23 66.75 ± 10.28# 59.04 ± 11.55*†
Males, n (%) 83(74.1%) 78(74.2%) 57(72.2%)
Height, cm 167.70 ± 7.20 169.49 ± 7.06 169.61 ± 7.10
Weight, kg 70.12 ± 10.13 66.40 ± 12.36# 73.38 ± 11.80
Heart rate, bmp 73.58 ± 9.67 79.70 ± 13.58# 79.92 ± 15.65*
Leucocyte, ×109/L 5.82 ± 1.77 7.94 ± 3.53# 11.16 ± 4.87*†
Thrombocyte, ×109/L 221.51 ± 56.72 218.65 ± 81.38 207.88 ± 64.66
SBP, mmHg 134.48 ± 17.19 141.79 ± 19.56# 152.69 ± 28.98*†
DBP, mmHg 77.70 ± 11.67 80.65 ± 12.22 86.44 ± 18.33*
TC, mmol/L 4.90 ± 0.87 4.75 ± 1.01 4.41 ± 0.91*†
TG, mmol/L 1.53 ± 0.88 1.40 ± 1.06 1.35 ± 0.90
LDL-C, mmol/L 3.13 ± 0.77 3.15 ± 0.91 2.68 ± 0.74*†
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.32 ± 0.34 1.04 ± 0.31# 1.13 ± 0.37*
FPG, mmol/L 5.55 ± 1.63 5.74 ± 1.56 6.43 ± 1.84*†
CRP, mg/L 32.97 ± 51.71 64.95 ± 47.47
Hcy, umol/L 18.60 ± 11.60 18.52 ± 12.77
Cys-c, mg/L 1.14 ± 0.44 1.40 ± 0.76
Max. aortic diameter, cm 5.64 ± 1.61 5.28 ± 0.95
  1. AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm, TAA thoracic aortic aneurysm
  2. P#: AAA vs. Control, P*: TAA vs. Control, P: TAA vs. AAA