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Table 1 Characteristics [mean ± SEM] of the study population at inclusion according to tertiles of PWV

From: Pulse wave velocity predicts mortality in renal transplant patients

Parameter Total
(n = 330)
PWV < 7.5
(n = 138)
PWV > 7.5 < 10
(n = 99)
PWV > 10
(n = 93)
P, ANOVA
Age [years] 51.4 ± 0.75 44.4 ± 12.9 51.6 ± 10.8 61.6 ± 10.7 < 0.0001
Gender (male/female) 168/162 65/73 49/50 54/39 0.250
Body mass index [kg/m2 ] 25.3 ± 4.3 25.0 ± 4.5 25.8 ± 4.5 25.2 ± 3.6 0.366
Hypertension N = 298 N = 120 N = 98 N = 91 0.076
History of CHD N = 79 N = 18 N = 26 N = 35 < 0.0001
History of AOD N = 26 N = 5 N = 10 N = 11 0.082
Cholesterol [mg/dl] 213 ± 41 208 ± 46 218 ± 38 215 ± 36 0.247
Triglycerides [mg/dl] 187 ± 113 184 ± 109 194 ± 117 184 ± 115 0.262
Glucose [mg/dl] 108 ± 32 102 ± 31 108 ± 29 118 ± 36 0.0006
Systolic blood pressure [mmHg] 149 ± 20 142 ± 20 152 ± 20 157 ± 19 < 0.0001
Diastolic blood pressure [mmHg] 83 ± 11 83 ± 11 83 ± 9 81 ± 18 0.372
Pulse pressure [mmHg] 67 ± 18 59 ± 15 69 ± 17 76 ± 18 < 0.0001
Heart rate [b.p.m.] 67 ± 13 66 ± 12 68 ± 12 67 ± 15 0.473
Pulse wave velocity [m/s] 9.1 ± 3.3 6.2 ± 0.8 8.5 ± 0.8 13.1 ± 2.9 < 0.0001
  1. CHD, coronary heart disease; AOD, arterial occlusive disease.