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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: Proximal aortic stiffening in Turner patients may be present before dilation can be detected: a segmental functional MRI study

  Control Turner p value
(n = 38) (n = 55)  
Age (y) 34 (14) 29 (11) 0.060
Length (cm) 166 (8) 154 (7) <0.001
Weight (kg) 61 (11) 57 (11) 0.159
BMI (kg/m2) 21.8 (3.1) 24.3 (4.3) 0.003
BSA (Mosteller) 1.67 (.17) 1.56 (0.17) 0.003
Systolic BP (mmHg) 118 (14) 121 (16) 0.259
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 70 (9) 81 (12) <0.001
Heart Rate (bpm) 69 (10) 79 (13) <0.001
Bicuspid aortic valve (%) 0% 16%  
Aortic arch length (mm) 97 (13) 102 (20) 0.158
Descending aorta (mm) 108 (15) 100 (13) 0.008
Abdominal aorta (mm) 170 (21) 158 (20) 0.007
Thoracic aortic PWV (m/s) a 3.7 (1.7) 4.4 (1.7) 0.127
Abdominal aortic PWV (m/s) a 4.7 (2.5) 4.8 (1.6) 0.829
Overall aortic PWV (m/s) a 4.1 (1.6) 4.4 (1.2) 0.23
  1. Values are Mean (standard deviation), comparison using unpaired t-test. All variables normally distributed, except PWV values (a) which are expressed as median (interquartile range), comparison using the Kruskal-Wallis test. Bold indicates <0.05