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Table 1 Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the study population.

From: Correlation between coronary artery disease severity, left ventricular mass index and carotid intima media thickness, assessed by radio-frequency

  Total population Male Gender Female Gender
All patients 115 76 (66.1%) 39 (33.9%)
Age (years) 65.1 ± 12 64.8 ± 12 65.6 ± 12
Hypertension 86 (74.8%) 58 (50.4%) 28 (24.4%)
Diabetes mellitus 31 (27.0%) 17 (14.8%) 14 (12.2%)
Dyslipidaemia 72 (62.6%) 48 (41.7%) 24 (20.9%)
Light smokers 11 (9.6%) 5 (4.4%) 6 (5.2%)
Medium smokers 45 (39.1%) 29 (25.3%) 16 (13.8%)
Heavy smokers 59 (51.3%) 46 (40.2%) 13 (11.0%)
CAD family history 30 (26.1%) 21 (18.3%) 9 (7.8%)
Echocardiography    
   - LVMI (g/m 2 ) 133.5 ± 21.6 137.1 ± 21.8 126.5 ± 19.7
   - E.F. (%) 50.0 ± 8.5 50.3 ± 8.7 49.5 ± 8.2
   - IVS (mm) 12.0 ± 0.9 12.0 ± 0.9 12.0 ± 0.8
   - PW (mm) 12.2 ± 0.8 12.2 ± 0.9 12.2 ± 0.8
   - LVEDD (mm) 54.5 ± 3.3 54.4 ± 3.3 54.5 ± 3.4
   - LVESD (mm) 38.2 ± 4.8 38.0 ± 4.8 38.7 ± 4.8
  1. Mean values ± Standard Deviation or number (percentages) of patients
  2. CAD: coronary artery diseases; LVMI: left ventricular mass index; EF: Ejection Fraction; IVS: interventricular septum; PW: Posterior Wall; LVEDD: Left ventricle end diastolic diameter; LVESD: Left ventricle end sistolic diameter