Table 2

Comparison of selected cardiovascular disease risk factors between CAD patients and controls

Variable

Patients (%)

Control (%)

p value


TG > 150 mg/dl

99.1

49.5

<0.001


TC > 200 mg/dl

50

25.5

<0.001


LDL-C > 100 mg/dl

99.1

60

<0.001


HDL-C < 35 mg/dl

75.6

25.4

<0.001


FBS > 126 mg/dl*

43.5

10.7

<0.001


BMI > 25 kg/m2

72.9

65.5

<0.002


BP > 140/90 mm Hg

76.9

22.8

<0.001


Current cigarette

smoking habit

39.8

7.4

<0.001


(N1, N2 = 108)

Abbreviations: TG (triglycerides); TC (total cholesterol); LDL-C (low density lipoprotein-cholesterol); HDL-C (high density lipoprotein-cholesterol); FBS (fasting blood sugar); BMI (body mass index); BP (blood pressure levels).

*FBS concentrations were measured once.

Amani et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:70   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-70

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