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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Increased pericardial fat accumulation is associated with increased intramyocardial lipid content and duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy exposure in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance feasibility study

  HIV (+) HIV (-) p
(n = 27) (n = 22)
Caucasian, % 100 100 ---
Age, years 48.1 ± 5.1 48.0 ± 4.7 0.93
Weight, kg 79.7 ± 11.2 78.0 ± 13.0 0.64
BMI, kg/m2 25 ± 4 24 ± 4 0.34
Hip circumference, cm 96.2 ± 7.0 96.8 ± 8.7 0.80
Waist circumference, cm 90.8 ± 11.6 86.2 ± 13.1 0.22
Waist/hip ratio 0.94 ± 0.09 0.89 ± 0.10 0.07
aFramingham Risk Score, % 3 (4) 3 (2) 0.88
Perform regular exercise, % 85 95 0.36
Median level of exercise 2 2 ---
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 115 ± 15 122 ± 15 0.08
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 70 ± 9 67 ± 7 0.22
Resting heart rate, beats/min 76 ± 11 61 ± 10 <0.001
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 174 ± 33 180 ± 37 0.52
HDL Cholesterol, mg/dL 51 ± 13 54 ± 15 0.34
LDL Cholesterol, mg/dL 97 ± 26 91 ± 30 0.49
aTriglycerides, mg/dL 106 (69) 163 (106) 0.09
Glucose, mg/dL 90 ± 10 96 ± 14 0.08
  1. Subjects self-reported whether they adhered to regular exercise (yes or no), with the level of exercise ranked as: 0, none; 1, 1 × week; 2, 2–4 × week; 3, > 5 × week
  2. BMI body mass index, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein
  3. aData reported as mean ± standard deviation or median with interquartile range