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Table 1 Mean characteristics of the MESA participants stratified by hypertension status

From: Association of aortic wall thickness with stiffness in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

mean ± SD With hypertension (N = 264) W/O hypertension (N = 159) p-value
Age (years) 72 ± 8.5 69 ± 8.6 < 0.001
Race (% of white/black) 51/49 77/23 < 0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.3 ± 5.3 27.7 ± 5.1 0.002
Men (%) 38 49 0.03
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 131 ± 22 114 ± 13 < 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 69 ± 11 66 ± 10 0.012
Metabolic Syndrome, (%)* 45 17 < 0.001
LV End diastolic volume (ml) 120 ± 32 120 ± 29 0.99
LV End systolic volume (ml) 46 ± 20 48 ± 15 0.34
LV End diastolic mass (g) 129 ± 37 119 ± 32 0.006
LV Stroke volume (ml) 74 ± 18 72 ± 18 0.36
LV Ejection Fraction (%) 62 ± 7.6 61 ± 6.5 0.007
Aortic wall thickness (mm) 2.68 ± 0.27 2.66 ± 0.26 0.35
Distensibility of ascending aorta (%/mmhg) 0.18 ± 0.11 0.25 ± 0.18 < 0.001
Pulse wave velocity (m/s) 9.5 ± 4.4 8.5 ± 2.8 0.012
  1. * Metabolic Syndrome was defined by NCEP guidelines (Circ 2004;109;433-438)