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Table 1 Characteristics of study population by circulating CD34-positive cell  levels

From: Association between high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and hypertension in relation to circulating CD34-positive cell levels

  High CD34-positive cells (≥0.99 cells/μL) Low CD34-positive cells (<0.99 cells/μL)  
p
No. of participants 240 237  
Age, years 65.3 ± 2.7 65.6 ± 2.5  
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 135 ± 17 134 ± 18 0.552
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 81 ± 11 81 ± 12 0.852
Antihypertensive medication use, % 47.1 38.4 0.031
Body mass index (BMI), kg/m2 23.9 ± 2.8 22.7 ± 3.0 <0.001
Current drinker, % 87.9 87.8 0.954
Current smoker, % 14.2 11.8 0.496
Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDL), mg/dL 57 ± 14 58 ± 13 0.390
Serum LDL-cholesterol (LDL), mg/dL 119 ± 29 110 ± 28 <0.001
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), % 5.8 ± 0.7 5.6 ± 0.5 <0.001
Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), IU/L 25 ± 8 26 ± 9 0.282
Serum γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP), IU/L 52 ± 83 47 ± 40 0.370
Serum uric acid (UA), mg/dL 5.9 ± 1.1 5.8 ± 1.2 0.312
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), mL/min/1.73 m2 76.9 ± 11.2 76.0 ± 12.9 0.926
White blood cells (WBC), cells/μL 6043 ± 1266 4993 ± 1278 <0.001
  1. Values: mean ± standard deviation. p values are age-adjusted values