Table 2: Baseline characteristics of the study population ( ).

Characteristic

Mean age, years (SD)71.4 (4.5)
Male sex, % ( )54% (26)
Mean body mass index, Kg/m2 (SD)27.5 (2.7)
Hypertension, % ( )100% (52)
Diabetes Mellitus, % ( )21% ( )
Hypercholesterolemia, % ( )25% ( )
Current smoking, % ( )31% ( )