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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the hypertensive and normotensive groups

From: Impaired deformability of circulating erythrocytes obtained from nondiabetic hypertensive patients: investigation by a nickel mesh filtration technique

  Hypertensive group (n = 101) Normotensive group (n = 14) p value
Age (years) 66.6 ± 10.7 64.2 ± 4.4 0.421
Gender (female/male) 41 / 60 6 / 8 0.872
BMI (kg/m2) 23.5 ± 3.0 22.6 ± 3.4 0.258
Current smoker (%) 29 (28.7) 3 (21.4) 0.754
HbA1c (NGSP) (%) 5.2 ± 0.5 5.2 ± 0.3 0.547
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 203.2 ± 36.8 202.1 ± 35.5 0.918
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 58.2 ± 15.1 62.0 ± 11.5 0.364
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 111.1 ± 29.6 125.1 ± 34.3 0.105
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 139.7 ± 100.7 110.7 ± 72.0 0.301
Systolic BP (mmHg) 143.2 ± 18.9 125.1 ± 15.5 <0.001
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 81.0 ± 11.3 72.0 ± 3.3 0.004
Hb (g/dL) 14.0 ± 1.8 13.4 ± 1.1 0.189
Ht (%) 40.4 ± 4.5 38.7 ± 2.9 0.184
MCV (fl) 93.8 ± 4.7 91.7 ± 3.8 0.110
MCH (pg) 32.6 ± 1.9 34.6 ± 0.8 0.651
MCHC (g/dL) 34.7 ± 1.0 31.7 ± 1.5 0.109
Erythrocyte filterability (%) 87.8 ± 2.2 89.4 ± 1.7 0.010
  1. BMI body mass index calculated by body weight (kg) divided by square of height (m2), BP blood pressure, Hb hemoglobin, HbA1c(NGSP) hemoglobin A1c concentration estimated according to National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program, MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, MCV mean corpuscular volume