Table 3: Comparison between the mean values ± 1 standard deviation of the main cardiovascular risk factors. Data collected in 1988/89–2008/09: males, age 25–74 years. Data standardized to the European population.

Risk factorsGroup 1
1988-89
()
Group 2
1998-99
()
Group 3
2008-09
()
1 versus 31 versus 22 versus 3

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.025NS<0.05NS
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.000<0.05<0.05<0.05
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)205.2 ± 47.10.009<0.05NSNS
Glycaemia (mg/dL)93.7 ± 30.10.000NS<0.05<0.05
Cigarettes smoked N. (in smokers)0.000<0.05<0.05<0.05