Table 1.

Main demographic, somatometric, clinical, and biochemical parameters of the study populationa

Age (yr)71.0 ± 11.0
BMI (kg/m2)26.7 ± 4.7 (60%)
Male gender (n [%])82 (63%)
Diabetic (n [%])32 (24%)
With previous CV complications (n [%])75 (57%)
Systolic BP (mmHg)139.9 ± 13.9 (32%)
Diastolic BP (mmHg)81.0 ± 7.4 (5%)
Albumin (g/dl)3.9 ± 0.6 (59%)
Calcium (mg/dl)9.4 ± 0.7 (15%)
Phosphate (mg/dl)3.4 ± 0.8 (15%)
Hemoglobin (g/dl)12.8 ± 1.5 (54%)
Cholesterol (mg/dl)210 ± 48 (13%)
HDL (mg/dl)53 ± 13 (1%)
Triglycerides (mg/dl)134 (104 to 187)b (36%)
CRP (mg/L)4.7 (1.4 to 10.0)b (65%)
Hcy (μMol/L)23.8 (17.7 to 31.4)b (82%)
Uric acid (mg/dl )6.8 ± 2.1 (37%)
Urinary protein (g/L; median [range])0.2 (0.02 to 7.2)
  • a Data are reported as mean ± SD or as median and interquartile range. Data in parentheses represent the proportion of patients with deranged values. Deranged values of biochemical measurements were established on the basis of standard laboratory normal values (36). BMI, body mass index; CV, cardiovascular; CRP, C-reactive protein; Hcy, homocysteine.

  • b Median and interquartile range.