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Clinical Study

Ten-Year Survival in 75-Year-Old Men and Women: Predictive Ability of Total Cholesterol, HDL-C, and LDL-C

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the 75-year-old participants. Values are median (interquartile range) and number (%).

Men ( )Women ( )P-value

Total cholesterol, mg/dL228 (205–259)252 (224–276)<.001
LDL-C, mg/dL*†147 (120–173)159 (132–184).001
HDL-C, mg/dL53 (45–60)63 (52–75)<.001
Non-HDL-C, mg/dL176 (152–206)187 (156–216).010
Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio4.3 (3.7–5.2)3.9 (3.2–5.0).003
Triglycerides, mg/dL134 (98–172)128 (98–181).92
Body mass index, kg/ 25.2 (23.6–26.9)26.0 (23.4–28.9).011
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg*160 (150–180)165 (150–190).007
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg*85 (80–90)85 (80–90).84
Current smoking34 (16)19 (9).116
Previous myocardial infarction31 (15)10 (5)<.001
Previous stroke6 (3)8 (4).22
Previously known hypertension55 (26)63 (28).67
Diabetes15 (7)17 (8).49
Lipid lowering drugs8 (4)7 (3).78

*Data on blood pressure and LDL-C were missing in 11 and 8 cases, respectively.
To convert total cholesterol, HDL-C, and LDL-C from mg/dL to mmol/L, divide by 39. To convert triglycerides from mg/dL, to mmol/L divide by 89.

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