Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients with CVD and controls

Controls (n=315)CVD patients (n=235)p Value*
2 tests were used to compare the values of patients with CVD and controls for all parameters except age, which was compared using Student's t test.
Male (%)76.277.9NS
Age (y, mean (SD))58.6 (4.3)58.3 ± 7.8NS
Family history (%)23.229.30.200
Hypertension (%)24.756.2<0.001
Hypercholesterolaemia (%)32.438.60.130
Diabetes mellitus (%)6.325.8<0.001
Smoking (%)37.553.3<0.001