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Table 1 Comparison of baseline clinical characteristics among groups of normal pulse pressure and high pulse pressure

From: BRD4 and PIN1 gene polymorphisms are associated with high pulse pressure risk in a southeastern Chinese population

Indicators Normal pulse pressure group (n = 438) High pulse pressure group (n = 460) P value
Sex    
 Males 275 243 0.004
 Females 163 217
 Age (year) 56.94 ± 13.38 65.01 ± 11.36 < 0.001
 Height (cm) 164.70 ± 7.51 163.36 ± 7.92 0.008
 Weight (kg) 64.93 ± 11.58 66.34 ± 11.40 0.065
 BMI (kg/m2) 23.88 ± 3.67 24.79 ± 3.42 < 0.001
 Waist circumference (cm) 84.87 ± 10.23 88.30 ± 9.66 < 0.001
 SBP (mmHg) 138.05 ± 19.64 174.93 ± 23.83 < 0.001
 DBP (mmHg) 87.69 ± 17.56 93.28 ± 17.31 < 0.001
 PP (mmHg) 50.36 ± 8.14 81.65 ± 16.16 < 0.001
 Obesity (%) 156 (35.62) 244 (53.04) < 0.001
 Diabetes (%) 103 (23.52) 198 (43.04) < 0.001
Smoking (%)    
 Smoker 275 (62.79) 324 (70.43) < 0.001
 Former-smokers 118 (26.94) 71 (15.44)
 Nonsmoker 45 (10.27) 65 (14.13)
Drinking (%) 63 (14.38) 38 (8.26) 0.005
  1. Data are expressed as mean and standard deviation (SD). P values were corrected using FDR
  2. BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, PP pulse pressure, DR false discovery rate