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Table 1 Characteristics of MESA subjects (n = 1087) with measures for γδ T cells, as a representative of a typical population in the study*

From: Natural killer cells, gamma delta T cells and classical monocytes are associated with systolic blood pressure in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)

Variable Mean/number Standard Deviation (SD)/percent
Age (years, SD) 63.9 10.1
Male (n, %) 578 53%
Race/ethnicity (n, %)   
 White 413 38%
 Chinese 135 12%
 Black 314 29%
 Hispanic 227 21%
Diabetes (n, %) 184 17%
Smoker (n, %) 144 13%
Alcohol user (n, %) 557 64%
Statin user (n, %) 191 18%
Calcium Channel Blocker user (n, %) 159 15%
Diuretic user (n, %) 173 16%
Beta Blocker user (n, %) 110 10%
Vasodilator user (n, %) 67 6%
ACE User (n, %) 171 16%
College education (n, %) 378 35%
Intentional Exercise (met-min/week, SD) 1527 2293
IL-6 (pg/mL, SD) 1.64 1.24
CMV antibody titer (EU/mL, SD) 240 266
Systolic blood pressure (mmHG, SD) 130.0 21.7
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHG, SD) 72.7 10.4
Total cholesterol (mg/dL, SD) 193.9 35.8
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL, SD) 49.4 14.4
Body Mass Index (kg/m2, SD) 28.3 5.4
  1. All values were taken from participants at study baseline