Table 4: Systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and ACE isoforms in adjusted covariance analysis.

GroupsSBP (mmHg)DBP (mmHg)

ACE 90+138.4 (135.8 to 141.0)*90.9 (89.2 to 92.6)*
ACE 65/90/190127.0 (125.8 to 128.3)84.1 (83.2 to 84.9)
ACE 90119.3 (116.5 to 122.1)78.5 (76.7 to 80.4)

Values expressed as mean (95% confidence interval). SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure; DBP: Diastolic Blood Pressure. SBP and DBP are adjusted for age, gender, race, smoking status, diabetes incidence, antihypertensive drugs use, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, lipid profile, glucose, uric acid, and urinary sodium excretion. * for the comparison of ACE 90+ versus ACE 90 and ACE 90+ versus ACE 65/90/190 kDa groups.