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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics and Cardiovascular Factors

From: Association between multi-site atherosclerotic plaques and systemic arteriosclerosis: results from the BEST study (Beijing Vascular Disease Patients Evaluation Study)

Variables Total
N = 1178
Site <=1
N = 301
Site >=2
N = 877
p value
Age,year 67.40 ± 12.96 57.80 ± 11.11 70.70 ± 11.87 < 0.001
Male, n (%) 615(52.2) 117(38.9) 498(56.8) < 0.001
BMI kg/m2 25.29 ± 3.68 25.92 ± 3.76 25.08 ± 3.63 .001
HR,beats/min 70.25 ± 13.89 69.52 ± 12.23 70.51 ± 14.41 .286
SBP, mmHg 143.30 ± 19.80 135.97 ± 17.59 145.82 ± 19.89 < 0.001
DBP, mmHg 84.41 ± 11.31 84.99 ± 11.31 84.21 ± 11.30 < 0.001
CF-PWV, m/s 11.66 ± 2.65 10.06 ± 1.76 12.22 ± 2.68 < 0.001
FPG, mmol/L 6.23 ± 2.28 5.94 ± 2.10 6.33 ± 2.33 .011
TC, mmol/L 4.34 ± 1.09 4.49 ± 1.04 4.29 ± 1.11 .006
TG, mmol/L 1.32(0.95–1.84) 1.35(1.00–1.99) 1.30(0.93–1.80) .075
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.11 ± 0.28 1.15 ± 0.29 1.10 ± 0.27 .006
LDL-C, mmol/L 2.56 ± 0.78 2.66 ± 0.76 2.53 ± 0.78 .009
CRP, mg/L 1.73(0.79–4.54) 1.67(0.73–3.87) 1.79(0.82–4.83) .024
HCY, umol/L 16.71 ± 7.72 15.00 ± 6.86 17.30 ± 7.91 < 0.001
UA, umol/L 331.49 ± 94.37 316.96 ± 88.37 336.48 ± 95.88 .002
BUN, mmol/L 5.55 ± 1.90 5.04 ± 1.49 5.72 ± 1.99 < 0.001
CR, umol/L 74.09 ± 24.69 66.07 ± 23.21 76.86 ± 24.60 < 0.001
History of Diseases
CAD, n (%) 719(61.0) 137(45.5) 582(66.4) < 0.001
Stroke, n (%) 464(39.8) 58(19.4) 406(46.8) < 0.001
PAD, n (%) 359(30.8) 20(6.7) 339(39.1) < 0.001
Hypertension, n (%) 873(74.1) 186(61.8) 687(78.3) < 0.001
Diabetes, n (%) 452(38.4) 75(24.9) 377(43.1) < 0.001
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 870(73.9) 200(66.4) 670(76.5) .001
Without any above diseases 40(3.4%) 27(9.0%) 13(1.5%) < 0.001
Drugs
 CVD drugs, n (%) 987 (83.8) 209(69.4) 778(88.7) < 0.001
 Antidiabetic drugs, n (%) 347(29.5) 58(19.3) 289(33.0) < 0.001
 Lipid-lowering drugs, n (%) 817(69.4) 171(56.8) 646(73.7) < 0.001
Life style
 History of smoke, n (%) 452(38.6) 82(27.3) 370(42.4) < 0.001
 History of alcohol, n (%) 292(24.9) 62(20.7) 230(26.4) .048
CF-PWV < 0.001
 CF-PWV (< 10 m/s), n (%) 330(29.2) 158(54.3) 172(20.5)  
 CF-PWV (10–12 m/s), n (%) 345(30.6) 89(30.6) 256(30.5)  
 CF-PWV (> 12 m/s), n (%) 454(40.2) 44(15.1) 410(48.9) < 0.001
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD, % (n), or median (interquartile range) when appropriate. P values are derived from independent t tests for continuous variables and χ2 for categorical variables. Abbreviations see List of Abbreviations