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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Effects of APOE gene ε4 allele on serum lipid profiles and risk of cardiovascular disease and tumorigenesis in southern Chinese population

  Control (N = 322) Tumor (N = 409) CVD (N = 369 ) CVD + tumor (N =338)
Age (years) 61.53 ± 12.67 63.33 ± 12.16 64.96 ± 11.29** 69.89 ± 10***
SBP (mmHg) 124 (16.3) 133 (27)*** 135 (16)*** 139.5 (30)***
DBP (mmHg) 76 (11) 80 (14)*** 83 (10)*** 80.5 (18)***
Male/female (%) 179/143 (55.6%/44.4%) 260/149 (63.6%/36.4%)* 236/133 (64%/36%)* 243/95 (71.9%/28.1%)***
Smoking (%) 68 (21.1%) 87 (21.3%) 115 (31.2%)** 96 (28.4%)*
Drinking (%) 23 (7.1%) 45 (11%) 23 (6.2%) 28 (8.3%)
Hypertension (%) / 116 (28.4%) 196 (53.1%) 192 (56.8%)
Diabetes (%) / 96 (23.5%) 72 (19.5%) 116 (34.3%)
Dyslipidemia (%) / 49 (12%) 20 (5.4%) 88 (26%)
Fatty liver (%) / 29 (7.1%) 36 (9.8%) 41 (12.1%)
TC (mmol/L) 4.53 (0.56) 4.65 (1.64)** 4.94 (0.59)*** 4.69 (1.72)**
TG (mmol/L) 0.93 (0.5) 1.24 (0.77)*** 1.14 (0.51)*** 1.27 (1.04)***
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.5 (0.42) 2.62 (1.13)*** 2.81 (0.49)*** 2.68 (1.21)***
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.38 (0.34) 1.19 (0.47)*** 1.38 (0.27) 1.18 (0.48)***
  1. Data are presented as median (interquartile range) or mean ± standard deviation, numbers (percentage). *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001: comparison with control. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, TC Total cholesterol, TG Triglyceride, LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, CVD Cardiovascular disease