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Table 1 Platelet level-specific characteristics of the study population

From: Association between tongue pressure and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in relation to platelet levels in hypertensive elderly men: a cross-sectional study

  Lower platelet count (< 21.4 × 104/μL) Higher platelet count (≥ 21.4 × 104/μL) p
No. at risk 171 171  
Age, years 74.2 ± 7.6 71.1 ± 7.1 < 0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 154 ± 15 154 ± 14 0.729
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 86 ± 12 90 ± 10 0.003
Antihypertensive medication use, % 57.9 50.9 0.194
Body mass index, kg/m2 24.3 ± 2.9 23.9 ± 2.9 0.208
Current drinker, % 52.6 53.2 0.914
Current smoker, % 15.8 18.7 0.476
Serum triglycerides (TG), mg/dL 101 ± 52 117 ± 71 0.018
Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDL), mg/dL 54 ± 14 57 ± 14 0.111
Antilipidemic medication use, % 16.4 20.5 0.333
Serum HbA1c, % 5.8 ± 0.9 5.9 ± 0.6 0.599
Serum creatinine, mg/dL 0.88 ± 0.18 0.92 ± 0.58 0.452
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), mL/min/1.73m2 67.8 ± 15.4 70.1 ± 16.4 0.179
Maximum carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), mm 1.05 ± 0.25 0.99 ± 0.22 0.021
Platelets, × 104/μL 17.4 ± 2.8 25.7 ± 4.6 < 0.001
  1. Values: mean ± standard deviation