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Table 2 Baseline demographics and clinical variables, echocardiography and computed tomography scores both in the entire population and in the subgroups with or without obstructive coronary artery disease

From: Cardiac calcium score on 2D echo: correlations with cardiac and coronary calcium at multi-detector computed tomography

  Entire population (n = 141) CAD > 50% (n = 55) No CAD > 50% (n = 86) p
Age, median (IQR) 67 (58–75) 71 (61–80) 65 (55–73) <0.01
Male gender (%) 80 (57%) 31 (56%) 49 (57%) ns
Hypertension (%) 93 (66%) 46 (84%) 47 (55%) <0.01
Family history of CAD (%) 47 (33%) 22 25 ns
Smoking (%) 43 (30%) 17 26 ns
Hypercolesterolemia (%) 77 (55%) 32 45 ns
Diabetes (%) 20 (14%) 11 9 ns
Obesity (%) 12 (8%) 4 8 ns
n. of vessels CAD > 50% (0-1-2-3) 86-32-13-11 - - -
eCS > 1 35 (25%) 22 (40%) 13 (15%) <0.01
eCS, median, IQR, (range) 1, 0–1, (0–6) 1, 1–2, (0–6) 1, 0–1, (0–5) 0.015
CACS, median, IQR, (range) 29, 0–294, (0–3316) 294, 47–618, (0–3316) 3, 0–46, (0–1109) < 0.001
nCACS, median, IQR, (range) 0, 0–97, (0–4377) 54, 0–178, (0–4377) 0, 0–65, (0–2936) < 0.01
  1. CAD = coronary artery disease, eCS = echographic calcium score, nCACS = multidetector computed tomography non-coronary artery calcium score, CACS = coronary artery calcium score, IQR = interquartile range.