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Table 3 OSAS patient characteristics according to the presence of hypertension

From: The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio reflects the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and concurrent hypertension

  Control (n = 61) OSAS without HTN (n = 168) OSAS with HTN (n = 61) ANOVA p
Age, years 44.0 ± 15.4 48.9 ± 13.0* 52.4 ± 11.4* 0.002
Male, n (%) 33 (54.1) 115 (68.5) 45 (73.8) 0.051
BMI, kg/m2 24.2 ± 4.4 26.0 ± 3.5* 26.6 ± 3.1* 0.001
SBP, mmHg 123.4 ± 13.7 125.7 ± 12.7 130.1 ± 13.6* 0.018
DBP, mmHg 78.4 ± 10.7 78.8 ± 9.0 82.4 ± 10.1* 0.031
Heart rate, /min 73.3 ± 10.3 74.4 ± 9.4 72.0 ± 9.2 0.177
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 4 (6.5) 9 (5.4) 7 (11.5) 0.255
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 2 (3.3) 6 (3.6) 2 (3.3) 0.993
Smoking, n (%) 6 (9.8) 32 (19.0) 14 (23.0) 0.120
Total cholesterol, mg/dl 170.0 ± 38.2 186.1 ± 44.9 169.0 ± 38.6 0.082
TG, mg/dl 151.2 ± 80.3 157.5 ± 110.1 174.1 ± 128.3 0.716
FBS, mg/dl 101.5 ± 17.2 103.9 ± 33.7 109.9 ± 35.9 0.513
ESR, mm/hr 7.8 ± 11.6 16.4 ± 19.3 12.4 ± 11.2 0.095
hs CRP, mg/L 0.53 ± 1.32 1.02 ± 2.10 1.07 ± 1.61 0.427
PLR 99.5 ± 42.3 121.4 ± 55.5* 147.9 ± 61.8* <0.001
PDW, % 15.9 ± 1.12 16.37 ± 0.81* 16.44 ± 1.13* 0.002
AHI 1.91 ± 1.69 33.8 ± 30.1* 58.2 ± 68.3* <0.001
ESS 8.65 ± 4.64 10.1 ± 5.85* 12.4 ± 5.40* 0.009
  1. BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HR: heart rate; TG: triglyceride; FBS: fasting blood sugar; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; hs-CRP, highly sensitive C-reactive protein; PLR, platelet lymphocyte ratio; PDW, platelet volume distribution width; AHI, apnea-hypopnea index; ESS, Epworth sleepiness scale; *p < 0.05 vs. control group