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Table 1 Specifications of cases and controls

From: The effect of ABCA1gene polymorphisms on ischaemic stroke risk and relationship with lipid profile

  Cases (n = 400) Controls (n = 487)
Mean age (± SD)§ 66 (± 11) 64.2(± 12.3)
Sex (M:F Ratio)§ 1.4 0.97
Hypertension*§ 41% 18%
Diabetes Mellitus**§ 12.2% 3.2%
Total Cholesterol mmol/l (Ave., SD)§ 5.6 (± 1.3) 5.8 (± 1.2)
HDL mmol/l (Ave., SD)§ 1.2 (± 0.4) 1.4 (± 0.4)
LDL mmol/l (Ave., SD) 3.5 (± 1.2) 3.5 (± 1.1)
Total Triglyceride mmol/l (Ave., SD) 1.7 (± 1.1) 1.8 (± 1.1)
Glucose mmol/l§ 6.4 (± 2.4) 5.9 (± 1.2)
  1. * Hypertension defined as blood pressure > 160/90 mmHg or history of hypertension/on hypertensive therapy
  2. ** History of diabetes or confirmed laboratory diagnosis
  3. §Significant difference (P < 0.05) between cases and controls