Table 1

Baseline characteristics of case and control groups

Case group (n=201)Control group (n=414)p Value
*Age and smoking were matching criteria. For quantitative variables mean (SD) is given. HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein.
Age (years)*56.9 (5.3)56.9 (5.3)0.956
Smokers (%)*51.252.20.829
Body mass index (kg/m2)25.7 (3.1)25.8 (3.0)0.865
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)140.6 (18.5)137.1 (17.4)0.024
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)86.5 (11.1)84.1 (10.8)0.012
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)5.0 (0.4)4.9 (0.4)0.412
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.1 (0.2)1.1 (0.2)0.234
Diabetes (%)1.51.20.773
Hypertension (%)25.415.00.002
Statin treatment (%)44.847.60.513