Table 1

Baseline characteristics (medians) of men with angina pectoris at baseline in the ATBC study

Characteristicα tocopherol (n = 460)α tocopherol and β carotene
(n = 456)
β carotene (n = 420)Placebo
(n = 459)
Age (years)58.858.458.758.9
Serum cholesterol (mmol/l)6.296.316.266.33
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)140139140140
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)87868888
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.626.726.326.9
Number of cigarettes/day20202020
Smoking years40404040
Alcohol use (g/day)9.710.09.611.0
History of diabetes (%)8856
History of myocardial infarction (%)1-150 35312926
  • 1-150 p = 0.03 between groups.