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Table 1 Distribution (%; mean(sd)) of IHD and the confounders by category of TC/HDL-C at baseline

From: Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio versus non-HDL-C as predictors for ischemic heart disease: a 17-year follow-up study of women in southern Sweden

Variable TC/HDL-C category
Totals Quintile 1 Quintile 2 Quintile 3 Quintile 4 Quintile 5
Number of women (%) 6537 1307 (20.0) 1307 (20.0) 1308(20.0) 1307 (20.0) 1308 (20.0)
Number of IHD (%) 551 (8.4) 64(4.9) 91(7.0) 109 (8.3) 104 (8.0) 183(14.0)
Age, mean (sd) 56.4 (3.0) 56.0 (2.9) 56.2 (3.0) 56.6 (3.0) 56.6 (3.0) 56.7 (3.1)
Exercise
Low (%) 5.7 3.8 4.7 5.6 5.4 8.9
Medium (%) 51.7 46.0 49.8 50.6 54.8 57.3
High (%) 42.6 50.2 45.5 43.8 39.8 33.8
Smoking
Non-smoker (%) 59.3 63.4 60.7 63.5 57.5 51.2
Former smoker (%) 20.0 21.7 22.0 18.2 19.7 18.6
Daily smoker (%) 20.7 14.9 17.3 20.3 22.8 30.2
WHR
Small (≤ 0.78) (%) 55.0 73.6 64.5 58.6 48.0 30.2
Large (> 0.78) (%) 45.0 26.4 35.5 41.4 52.0 69.8
Blood pressure
SBP < 140 & DBP < 90 mmHg (%) 52.3 59.5 57.6 52.1 49.0 43.3
SBP 140–149 or DBP 90–99 mmHg (%) 27.0 23.3 24.6 28.1 29.0 30.2
SBP ≥ 150 or DBP ≥ 100 mmHg (%) 20.7 17.2 17.8 19.8 22.0 26.5
Diabetes (self-reported)
Yes (%) 2.1 1.2 1.4 2.4 1.9 3.8
No (%) 97.9 98.8 98.6 97.9 98.1 96.2
  1. Distribution (means and number (%)) of IHD and the confounders by category of TC/HDL-C at baseline, n = 6537. TC, total cholesterol; HDL, high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol; TC/HDL-C, total-cholesterol-to-HDL ratio; WHR, waist-hip-ratio; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure