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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Comparison of CT and CMR for detection and quantification of carotid artery calcification: the Rotterdam Study

Sample size 684
Woman 41.5%
Age, years at CT scan 68.8 ± 6.1
Age, years at CMR scan 74.2 ± 6.1
CT calcification volumes, mm3a 3.98 ± 1.87a
CMR calcification volumes, mm3a 2.70 ± 1.37a
Smoking (current) 40.2%
Systolic blood pressure (mm/Hg) 146.81 ± 19.46
Diastolic blood pressure (mm/Hg) 79.84 ± 10.85
Diabetes Mellitus 13.3%
Serum total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.6 ± 0.9
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.4 ± 0.3
Antihypertensive medication use 37.7%
Statin medication use 31.1%
Stroke events 5.6%
  1. Values are means with standard deviations for continuous variables and percentages for dichotomous or categorical variables
  2. Abbreviation: CT computed tomography, HDL high-density lipoprotein, CMR cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  3. aLn-transformed volumes (Ln(calcification volume + 1 mm3))