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Table 1 Main characteristics of the subjects (n = 281)

From: Oxidized human serum albumin as a possible correlation factor for atherosclerosis in a rural Japanese population: the results of the Yakumo Study

Characteristics Representative valuesa
Age (years) 65.3 ± 9.2
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.2 ± 3.7
Mean blood pressure (mmHg)b 90.5 ± 13.5
Triacylglycerides (mmol/L) 0.96 (0.72–1.35)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.15 (2.56–3.62)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.55 (1.32–1.84)
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 5.07 ± 0.85
Max IMT (mm)c 0.90 (0.75–1.20)
f(HMA) (%)d 64.0 ± 6.8
  Frequency %
Sex
 Male 124 44.1
Smoking status
 Never 151 53.7
 Ever 96 34.2
 Current 34 12.1
Alcohol consumption
 Never 163 58.0
 Ever 13 4.6
 Current 105 37.4
Exercise habits
 Almost none 146 52.0
 1–2 h/week 68 24.2
 3–4 h/week 32 11.4
 ≥ 5 h/week 35 12.5
Medication for non-communicable diseases
 Cerebral stroke 7 2.5
 Hypertension 91 32.4
 Angina 5 1.8
 Diabetes 24 8.6
  1. aValues are expressed as arithmetic means ± standard deviations or medians (25th–75th percentiles)
  2. bCalculated as (2 × diastolic pressure + systolic pressure)/3
  3. cIMT denotes intima-media thickness. Max IMT = (right carotid max IMT + left carotid max IMT)/2
  4. dFraction of human mercaptalbumin