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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study groups. Results are presented as means (SD) or percentages and mmol/L for lipids.

From: Atheroprotective natural anti-phosphorylcholine antibodies of IgM subclass are decreased in Swedish controls as compared to non-westernized individuals from New Guinea

  New Guineans (N = 108) Swedish controls (N = 109) P
aPC 981 (283) 740 (295) 0.0001
Age (years) 59.9 (11.1) 59.7 (10.6) 0.85
Sex (% males) 70 70 0.97
SBP (mmHg) 118.6 (18.0) 135.3 (18.2) 0.0001
DBP (mmHg) 70.0 (7.1) 77.3 (9.4) 0.0001
BMI 18.8 (2.2) 25.8 (4.1) 0.0001
Waist 70.9(4.4) 87.2(10.9) 0.0001
Smokers (%) 75.2 24.7 0.0001
Total Cholesterol 5.1 (1.2) 5.8 (0.9) 0.0001
HDL 1.07 (0.15) 1.14 (0.26) 0.04
LDL 3.5 (1.1) 4.0 (0.88) 0.0001
Triglycerides 1.2 (0.46) 1.3 (0.77) 0.10
  1. SBP, systolic blood pressure
  2. DBP, diastolic blood pressure
  3. BMI, body mass index
  4. HDL, high density lipoprotein
  5. LDL, low density lipoprotein
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