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Table 3 Comparison between patient with lower EPC counts and those with higher EPC counts

From: Influencing factors of vascular endothelial function in patients with non-obstructive coronary atherosclerosis: a 1-year observational study

 EPC counts < 43 cells per 106 cells (n = 65)EPC counts ≥43 cells per 106 cells (n = 66)P-value
Flow-mediated dilatation, %9.16 ± 5.866.47 ± 4.330.009
Age, year59.38 ± 11.0459.98 ± 11.020.784
Male, n (%)29 (44.6)33 (50.0)0.537
Body mass index, kg/m225.47 ± 3.6225.60 ± 3.400.858
Smoking, n (%)16 (24.6)12 (18.2)0.369
Diabetes mellitus, n (%)16 (24.6)14 (21.2)0.643
Family history of premature cardiovascular disease, n (%)13 (20.0)14 (21.2)0.864
Hypertension, n (%)33 (50.8)35 (53.0)0.796
Heart rate, beats/min69.04 ± 9.1174.14 ± 10.640.012
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg130.16 ± 16.55137.29 ± 15.140.026
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg75.14 ± 8.5374.31 ± 10.810.669
Pulse pressure, mmHg54.41 ± 15.0861.92 ± 16.530.020
Serum creatinine, μmol/L66.76 ± 13.9765.23 ± 17.010.627
Uric acid, mmol/L313.33 ± 86.46337.66 ± 95.910.188
Glucose, mmol/L5.40 ± 1.125.54 ± 1.670.608
HbA1c, %6.00 ± 0.556.29 ± 1.110.148
Total cholesterol, mmol/L1.68 ± 0.691.70 ± 0.850.882
Triglyceride, mmol/L4.20 ± 0.904.25 ± 0.870.805
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/L1.31 ± 0.351.35 ± 0.340.589
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/L2.44 ± 0.722.44 ± 0.670.952
Homocysteine, μmol/L13.24 ± 4.0113.32 ± 3.990.439
Ejection fraction, %65.54 ± 6.2764.82 ± 7.550.957
White blood cell, ×109/L6.13 ± 2.346.75 ± 2.170.118
Neutrophil, × 109/L3.51 ± 1.583.88 ± 1.860.222
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio2.08 ± 1.251.97 ± 1.120.057
Red blood cell distribution width, %12.78 ± 0.7612.96 ± 0.790.270
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, mg/L5.24 ± 11.526.33 ± 11.620.802
  1. EPC endothelial progenitor cell