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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study group separated in age groups

From: Gender specific patterns of age-related decline in aortic stiffness: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study including normal ranges

  Age groups
  20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 >70
  Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
  (n = 92) (n = 117) (n = 54) (n = 44) (n = 66) (n = 80) (n = 39) (n = 57) (n = 61) (n = 56) (n = 57) (n = 54)
Age (years) 25 ± 2 26 ± 2 35 ± 3 35 ± 3 45 ± 3 45 ± 3 54 ± 3 54 ± 3 65 ± 3 65 ± 3 76 ± 4 75 ± 4
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 22 ± 7 23 ± 7 28 ± 7 26 ± 7 29 ± 5 28 ± 7 29 ± 7 29 ± 6 28 ± 4 28 ± 4 28 ± 3 30 ± 10
SBP (mmHg) 111 ± 30 110 ± 26 107 ± 40 112 ± 23 132 ± 16 124 ± 15 134 ± 15 133 ± 19 142 ± 16 143 ± 15 149 ± 20 150 ± 15
DBP (mmHg) 65 ± 18 69 ± 16 65 ± 25 76 ± 14 85 ± 9 76 ± 9 85 ± 10 80 ± 10 82 ± 10 81 ± 9 79 ± 11 79 ± 8
Waist: Hip ratio 0.85 ± 0.05 0.78 ± 0.07 0.9 ± 0.07 0.81 ± 0.07 0.99 ± 0.06 0.86 ± 0.09 0.98 ± 0.10 0.87 ± 0.71 0.97 ± 0.06 0.85 ± 0.06 0.99 ± 0.06 0.87 ± 0.07
% Smoking 3 4 7 4 20 15 35 30 38 34 42 37
% High Cholesterol 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 2 10 5 23 25
% Diabetic 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 2 0 5 11