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Table 3—

Baseline and exercise characteristics in propensity-matched patients

CharacteristicsLow triglyceride/HDL cholesterolHigh triglyceride/HDL cholesterol
n 911 911 
Age (years) 44 ± 9 44 ± 10 
Women 178 (20) 178 (20) 
White ethnicity 876 (96) 886 (97) 
BMI (kg/m227 ± 4 27 ± 3 
Resting heart rate (bpm) 80 ± 13 80 ± 13 
Resting systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129 ± 16 129 ± 17 
Vasodilator treatment 56 (6) 58 (6) 
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 5.5 ± 0.5 5.5 ± 0.5 
Cholesterol level (mmol/l) 5.8 ± 1.1 5.8 ± 1.1 
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.9 ± 1.0 3.9 ± 1.0 
Current smoker 401 (44) 384 (42) 
Alcohol (g per week) 15 ± 19 14 ± 20 
Exercise at least three times a week 152 (17) 163 (18) 
Regularly engage in strenuous exercise 187 (20) 200 (22) 
Education 431 (47) 442 (48) 
Blue-collar occupation 303 (33) 290 (32) 
Exercise workload (metabolic equivalents)* 10 ± 2 10 ± 2 
Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 138 ± 19 138 ± 18 
Peak heart rate (bpm) 162 ± 15 161 ± 14 
Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 173 ± 28 174 ± 28 
Ischemic ST-segment response 31 (3) 34 (4) 
CharacteristicsLow triglyceride/HDL cholesterolHigh triglyceride/HDL cholesterol
n 911 911 
Age (years) 44 ± 9 44 ± 10 
Women 178 (20) 178 (20) 
White ethnicity 876 (96) 886 (97) 
BMI (kg/m227 ± 4 27 ± 3 
Resting heart rate (bpm) 80 ± 13 80 ± 13 
Resting systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129 ± 16 129 ± 17 
Vasodilator treatment 56 (6) 58 (6) 
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 5.5 ± 0.5 5.5 ± 0.5 
Cholesterol level (mmol/l) 5.8 ± 1.1 5.8 ± 1.1 
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.9 ± 1.0 3.9 ± 1.0 
Current smoker 401 (44) 384 (42) 
Alcohol (g per week) 15 ± 19 14 ± 20 
Exercise at least three times a week 152 (17) 163 (18) 
Regularly engage in strenuous exercise 187 (20) 200 (22) 
Education 431 (47) 442 (48) 
Blue-collar occupation 303 (33) 290 (32) 
Exercise workload (metabolic equivalents)* 10 ± 2 10 ± 2 
Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 138 ± 19 138 ± 18 
Peak heart rate (bpm) 162 ± 15 161 ± 14 
Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 173 ± 28 174 ± 28 
Ischemic ST-segment response 31 (3) 34 (4) 

Data are means ± SD or n (%).

*

Metabolic equivalents refer to estimated exercise capacity where 1 metabolic equivalent = 3.5 ml·kg−1·min−1 of oxygen consumption.

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