Table 4: Comparison of the mean values ± 1 standard deviation of the main risk factors and risk conditions, collected in 1988/89 and 2008/09: females, age 25–74 years.

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

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)128.8 ± 16.7131.7 ± 160.000<0.05<0.05<0.05
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.000<0.05<0.05<0.05
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)203.1 ± 42.5199 ± 37.10.118
Glycaemia (mg/dL)87.4 ± 16.70.000<0.05<0.05<0.05
Cigarettes smoked daily N. (in smokers)0.000<0.05<0.05<0.05