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Table 4 Cardiovascular risk factors a) and features of myocardial infarction b) according to dichotomized LTL levels below or above the median (0.55)

From: Leukocyte telomere length and serum polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary habits, cardiovascular risk factors and features of myocardial infarction in elderly patients

a)LTL < 0.55LTL ≥0.55p
Male100 (47.8%)109 (52.2%)0.486
Previous hypertensiona91 (50.3%)90 (49.7%)0.630
Previously hyperlipidemiab68 (47.9%)74 (52.1%)0.675
Current smoker23 (56.1%)18 (43.9%)0.338
Diabetes mellitus31 (44.9%)38 (55.1%)0.422
Chronic kidney diseasec9 (60.0%)6 (40.0%)0.381
Previous coronary artery disease63 (47.0%)71 (53.0%)0.503
BMI (kg/m2)25.8 (23.6, 28.7)25.5 (24.0, 28.0)0.353
b)
 STEMI41 (43.6%)53 (56.4%)0.194
 Peak Troponin T (ng/l)814 (146, 2355)942 (170, 3013)0.346
 NT-proBNP (ng/l)617 (245, 1281)689 (321, 1431)0.381
 LVEF< 50%54 (49.1%)56 (50.9%)0.637
  1. BMI Body Mass Index; STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; NT-proBNP N-terminal pro-Brain natriuretic peptide; LVEF Left ventricle ejection fraction
  2. P-values refer to difference between groups with LTL below vs above median level; Pearson’s chi square or Mann-Whitney U test
  3. a Defined as previous diagnosis of hypertension
  4. bDefined as previous diagnosis of hyperlipidemia
  5. cCreatinine > 150 μmol/L