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Table 1 Mean characteristics of the MESA5 participants

From: Evolution of aortic wall thickness: long-term follow up from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

At MESA5 (2010-2011), mean±SD GLOBAL (N=426) Women (N=245) Men (N=181) p-value
Age (years) 70.8±8.7 70.9±8.9 70.5±8.5 0.64
Race (N of white/black) 259/167 144/101 115/66 0.27
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.7±5.3 28.7±5.9 28.3±5.3 0.45
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125±21 125±21 124±21 0.68
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 68±10 65±10 71±10 < 0.001
Metabolic Syndrome, N (%)* 146(34.3) 96(39.2) 50(27.6) 0.02
LV End diastolic volume (ml) 120±31 106.2±23 138.4±31 < 0.001
LV End systolic volume (ml) 47±18 38.5±12 57.5±20 < 0.001
LV End diastolic mass (g) 125±35 105.4±22 152.2±32 < 0.001
LV Stroke volume (ml) 73.2±18 67.7±16 80.9±18 < 0.001
LV Ejection Fraction (%) 61.8±7.2 63.9±6.7 58.9±7 < 0.001
Aortic wall thickness (mm) 2.67±0.27 2.61±0.26 2.75±0.26 < 0.001
Wall thickness difference in ten years (mm) 0.32±0.46 0.30±0.44 0.35±0.48 0.26
  1. * Metabolic Syndrome was defined by NCEP guidelines (Circ 2004;109;433-438)