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Table 5 Characteristics of Incident Coronary Heart Disease cases and non-cases in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort, stratitifed by race

From: Failure to replicate an association of SNPs in the oxidized LDL receptor gene (OLR1) with CAD

  Whites African Americans
  Cases Non-Cases   Cases Non-Cases  
  (n = 1,168) (n = 8,802)   (n = 319) (n = 3,119)  
  Mean (SEM) Mean (SEM) P** Mean (SEM) Mean (SEM) P**
Age (years) 55.7 (0.2) 53.9 (0.06) <0.0001 55 (0.3) 53.1 (0.1) <0.0001
Age at event (years) 63.9 (0.2) --   63.0 (0.4) --  
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27.8 (0.1) 26.8 (0.05) <0.0001 30 (0.3) 29.5 (0.1) 0.1
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 42.8 (0.4) 52.2 (0.2) <0.0001 48.6 (0.8) 56.0 (0.3) <0.0001
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.82 (0.03) 5.5 (0.01) <0.0001 5.84 (0.07) 5.51 (0.02) <0.0001
  % % P** % % P**
Males 69.4 42.2 <0.001 49.5 35.9 <0.001
Diabetes 20.2 6.6 <0.001 34.2 16.4 <0.001
Hypertension 38.6 23.7 <0.001 72.7 52.1 <0.001
Smoking 31.4 23.6 <0.001 42 27.9 <0.001
  1. SEM = Standard error of the mean
  2. *P-value comparing means or proportions between cases and non-cases
  3. At the baseline visit