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Table 2 Correlation of erythrocyte filterability and demographic variables in the hypertensive patients

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

Continuous parameters Correlation coefficient p value
BMI (kg/m2) 0.161 0.109
HbA1c (NGSP) (%) 0.140 0.163
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.076 0.450
Mean BP (mmHg) −0.303 0.002
Discrete parameters n p value
Atrial fibrillation 11 0.060
Current smoker 29 0.864
Stroke episode 12 0.211
Coronary artery disease 15 0.821
  1. Abbreviations are shown in Table 1