Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

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

Table 3

Characteristics of the 75-year-old men with high or low HDL-C. Cutoff level of HDL-C (40 mg/dL) according to recommendation from the National Cholesterol Education Program—Adult Treatment Panel III. Values are median (interquartile range) and number (%).

HDL-C <40 mg/dLHDL-C ≥40 mg/dLP-value
( )( )

Total cholesterol, mg/dL217 (207–246)232 (205–259).33
LDL-C, mg/dL*147 (127–166)148 (119–173).62
HDL-C, mg/dL36 (34–38)55 (49–62)
Non-HDL-C, mg/dL179 (172–207)175 (151–205).16
Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio6.2 (5.6–6.5)4.2 (3.5–4.9)<.001
Triglycerides, mg/dL214 (142–271)125 (96–161)<.001
Body mass index, kg/m225.4 (23.6–27.4)25.2 (23.6–26.9).32
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg*170 (142–180)160 (150–180).76
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg*90 (80–90)85 (80–90).50
Current smoking4 (17)30 (16)1.00
Previous myocardial infarction4 (17)27 (14).76
Previously known hypertension11 (48)44 (24).022
Diabetes5 (21)10 (5).018
Lipid lowering drugs0 (0)8 (4)

*Data on blood pressure and LDL-C were missing in 11 and 8 cases, respectively.

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