Table 2

Baseline characteristics of study population

CharacteristicsAll (40–75 years)40–60 years61–75 years
Patients no24796 (39%)151 (61%)
Age61.9 (9.3)51.7 (4.9)68.4 (4.2)
Men162 (66%)65 (68%)97 (64%)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg137 (19.8)131 (19.0)140 (21.4)
Plasma parameters, median (IQR)
 Total cholesterol, mmol/L5.3 (1.0)5.4 (1.0)5.2 (1.0)
 LDL cholesterol, mmol/L3.3 (0.9)3.4 (0.9)3.3 (0.9)
 HDL cholesterol, mmol/L1.3 (0.4)1.2 (0.4)1.3 (0.4)
Current smokers, %536338
Blood pressure lowering therapy, %302135
  • Continuous variables: mean (SD).

  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.