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Table 1 Demographics and aortic measures according to TFPI quartile

From: Relationship between tissue factor pathway inhibitor and aortic stiffness assessed by MRI: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

  TFPI quartile  
  lowest    highest  
  Q1 (n = 140) Q2 (n = 140) Q3 (n = 143) Q4 (n = 129) p value
Age, years 57.7 (9.4) 58.2 (9.6) 60.0 (9.3) 62.2 (9.1) <0.001
Male, % 25 44 50 45 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 121.4 (20.8) 121.7 (20.2) 124.2 (21.1) 130.9 (22.8) <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 69.5 (10.3) 71.3 (8.7) 71.8 (11.0) 74.2 (10.3) 0.002
Pulse pressure, mmHg 51.9 (15.6) 50.4 (16.6) 52.3 (16.6) 56.8 (17.9) 0.01
TFPI, ng/ml 31.2 (5.5) 43.6 (2.9) 52.8 (2.7) 68.0 (9.5) <0.001
Maximum aortic area, cm2 7.8 (1.7) 8.2 (1.9) 8.6 (1.9) 8.6 (1.9) <0.001
Aortic strain, % 9.6 (6.8) 9.3 (7.0) 8.5 (4.8) 7.9 (5.5) 0.06
Aortic distensibility, mmHg-1 ·10-3 2.0 (1.7) 1.9 (1.4) 1.6 (1.1) 1.4 (1.0) 0.001
Pulse wave velocity, m/s 7.9 (4.6) 8.3 (5.1) 8.7 (5.5) 9.9 (6.8) 0.018
  1. Values are represented as mean (SD) or %.