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TABLE 1

Baseline characteristics of the participants

CharacteristicCase subjectsControl subjectsP
n 188 377  
Age (years) 56 ± 7 56 ± 7 Matching variable 
BMI (kg/m230.7 ± 4.8 26.7 ± 3.5 <0.0001 
WHR 0.95 ± 0.09 0.89 ± 0.09 <0.0001 
Sports (h/week) 0.5 ± 1.1 0.9 ± 1.6 0.0100 
Alcohol consumption (g/day) 18.5 ± 28.2 16.1 ± 16.4 0.4678 
IL-1β (pg/ml) 0.57 ± 0.93 0.47 ± 0.79 0.1959 
IL-6 (pg/ml) 2.45 ± 1.80 1.67 ± 1.59 <0.0001 
TNF-α (pg/ml) 2.04 ± 1.51 1.79 ± 1.28 0.0094 
CRP (μg/ml) 4.14 ± 5.1 2.45 ± 4.38 <0.0001 
Men 111 (59) 222 (59) Matching variable 
Current smokers 36 (19) 80 (21) 0.5661 
Less than high school education 83 (44) 142 (38) 0.1383 
Prevalence of hypertension 148 (79) 195 (52) <0.0001 
Prevalence of hyperlipoproteinemia 81 (43) 120 (32) 0.0085 
CharacteristicCase subjectsControl subjectsP
n 188 377  
Age (years) 56 ± 7 56 ± 7 Matching variable 
BMI (kg/m230.7 ± 4.8 26.7 ± 3.5 <0.0001 
WHR 0.95 ± 0.09 0.89 ± 0.09 <0.0001 
Sports (h/week) 0.5 ± 1.1 0.9 ± 1.6 0.0100 
Alcohol consumption (g/day) 18.5 ± 28.2 16.1 ± 16.4 0.4678 
IL-1β (pg/ml) 0.57 ± 0.93 0.47 ± 0.79 0.1959 
IL-6 (pg/ml) 2.45 ± 1.80 1.67 ± 1.59 <0.0001 
TNF-α (pg/ml) 2.04 ± 1.51 1.79 ± 1.28 0.0094 
CRP (μg/ml) 4.14 ± 5.1 2.45 ± 4.38 <0.0001 
Men 111 (59) 222 (59) Matching variable 
Current smokers 36 (19) 80 (21) 0.5661 
Less than high school education 83 (44) 142 (38) 0.1383 
Prevalence of hypertension 148 (79) 195 (52) <0.0001 
Prevalence of hyperlipoproteinemia 81 (43) 120 (32) 0.0085 

Data are means ± SD or n (%).

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