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Table 1 Age-adjusted mean values of patient characteristics according to height

From: Relationship between adult height and body weight and risk of carotid atherosclerosis assessed in terms of carotid intima-media thickness: The Nagasaki Islands study

  Quartiles of height P
Q1 (low) Q2 Q3 Q4 (high)
Men      
   Median height, cm 155.6 161.0 165.1 170.1  
   Number at risk 331 349 321 336  
   Age, years 69.6 ± 9.5 67.3 ± 8.9 63.2 ± 10.5 59.1 ± 10.5  
   Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 142 143 141 143 0.629
   Antihypertensive medication use, % 27.9 27.3 25.7 27.4 0.921
   Body mass index, kg/m2 23.6 23.8 23.6 23.6 0.772
   Current drinker, % 42 52 55 54 0.004
   Current smoker, % 28 25 26 24 0.704
   Serum triglycerides (TG), mg/dL 121 124 129 127 0.613
   Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDL), mg/dL 55 54 55 54 0.795
   Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), IU/L 25 26 25 24 0.099
   Diabetes, % 8.0 9.3 10.7 9.3 0.721
   Serum creatinine, mg/dL 0.83 0.89 0.91 0.92 < 0.001
   Estimated GFR (JCKD; mL/min/1.73 m2) 74.4 69.0 67.3 65.3 < 0.001
   Estimated GFR (Horio; mL/min) 81.4 81.8 84.1 88.1 < 0.001
  1. Age: mean ± standard deviation; P: P factor; height quartiles: < 158.7 cm (Q1), 158.7 to 163.0 cm (Q2), 163.1 to 167.9 cm (Q3), and > 167.9 cm (Q4); GFR: glomerular filtration rate.