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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: The characteristics of two LDL-cholesterol level reduction treatment strategies, “treat-to-target” and “percent reduction”: an observational study without intervention

A. Data of Patients at high risk Attained LDL-C Level Percent LDL-C Reduction
Total N   3452 1130
Age (Years) Mean 60,0 60,2
Median 61 61
Standard Error of Mean 0,18 0,30
Sex (%) Male 45 48
Female 55 52
Smoking (%) Yes 45 47
No 55 53
Hypertension (%) Yes 78 75
No 22 25
Type 2 Diabetes (%) Yes 18 19
No 82 81
Previous Treatment (%) Naive, newly diagnosed 71 70
Treated Patient not at goal 29 30
Total Cholesterol Mean 6,4 6,6
Median 6,5 6,6
Standard Error of Mean 0,02 0,03
LDL Mean 4,1 4,3
Median 4,2 4,3
Standard Error of Mean 0,02 0,04
HDL Mean 1,5 1,5
Median 1,3 1,3
Standard Error of Mean 0,01 0,02
Trigyiceride Mean 2,2 2,4
Median 2,1 2,2
Standard Error of Mean 0,02 0,03
B. Data of Patients at very high risk Attained LDL-C Level Percent LDL-C Reduction
Total N   850 220
Age (Years) Mean 62,8 63,7
Median 64 65
Standard Error of Mean 0,31 0,66
Sex (%) Male 55 57
Female 45 43
Smoking (%) Yes 68 67
No 32 33
Hypertension (%) Yes 84 86
No 16 14
Type 2 Diabetes (%) Yes 41 40
No 59 60
Previous Treatment (%) Naive, newly diagnosed 44 38
Treated Patient not at goal 56 62
Total Cholesterol Mean 6,1 6,2
Median 6,1 6,2
Standard Error of Mean 0,04 0,08
LDL Mean 3,8 3,9
Median 3,9 3,8
Standard Error of Mean 0,04 0,09
HDL Mean 1,4 1,5
Median 1,2 1,2
Standard Error of Mean 0,03 0,07
Trigyiceride Mean 2,4 2,5
Median 2,1 2,2
Standard Error of Mean 0,05 0,10