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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population based on CD34-positive cell levels

From: Hepatocyte growth factor and carotid intima-media thickness in relation to circulating CD34-positive cell levels

  Low CD34-positive cells (≤ 0.93 cells/μL) High CD34-positive cells (> 0.93 cells/μL) p
No. of participants 135 134  
Age, years 65.5 ± 2.6 65.2 ± 2.6 0.378
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 136 ± 17 137 ± 18 0.665
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 84 ± 12 85 ± 11 0.513
Drinker, % 23.0 23.1 0.974
Smoker, % 16.3 16.4 0.979
Body mass index (BMI), kg/m2 23.1 ± 3.0 24.0 ± 2.8 0.014
Serum triglycerides (TG), mg/dL 89 [66–111]a 110 [72–138]a 0.028b
Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDLc), mg/dL 57 ± 14 57 ± 14 0.744
Serum γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP), IU/L 31 [20–58]a 35 [23–50]a 0.379b
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), % 5.6 ± 0.7 5.8 ± 0.7 0.168
Serum creatinine, mg/dL 0.82 ± 0.14 0.85 ± 0.15 0.065
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), mL/min/1.73m2 75.0 ± 14.4 71.8 ± 12.6 0.054
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), pg/mL 285.6 [215.8–416.9]a 308.1 [231.6–429.2]a 0.325b
White blood cell count (WBC), cells/μL 5325 ± 1460 6217 ± 1348 < 0.001
Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), mm 0.70 ± 0.12 0.69 ± 0.13 0.881
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation
  2. aValues are median [the first quartile, the third quartile]. Regression model for mean values was used for determining p values
  3. bLogarithmic transformation was used for evaluating p