International Journal of Hypertension / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Blood Pressure Reactivity to an Anger Provocation Interview Does Not Predict Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events: The Canadian Nova Scotia Health Survey (NSHS95) Prospective Population Study

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 1,470 NSHS95 participants and their correlation with systolic and diastolic blood pressure reactivity to an anger provocation interview.

CharacteristicTotal (N = 1,470)Correlation* with deciles of systolic BP reactivityCorrelation* with deciles of diastolic BP reactivity

Mean age (SD), years45.31 (17.9)0.15−0.01
Mean Framingham risk score (SD)1.13 (9.25)0.08−0.04
Mean BMI (SD), kg/m227.03 (5.39)−0.03−0.05
Mean LDL cholesterol (SD), mmol/L3.22 (0.90)−0.002−0.001
Mean HDL cholesterol (SD), mmol/ L1.26 (0.34)0.020.03
Mean total cholesterol (SD), mmol/ L5.28 (1.08)0.01−0.02
Mean resting systolic BP (SD), mm Hg124.39 (18.65)−0.14−0.09
Mean resting diastolic BP (SD), mm Hg77.02 (9.54)−0.08−0.24
Female, n (%)724 (49.3)−0.01−0.05
High school education, n (%)1,054 (71.8)0.010.01
Current smoker, n (%)388 (26.4)−0.09−0.03
Hypertension, n (%)375 (25.5)−0.07−0.13
Diabetes mellitus, n (%)56 (3.8)−0.01−0.02

Abbreviations: BP, blood pressure; BMI, body mass index; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; HDL, high-density lipoprotein. *Associations of continuous variables with deciles of SBP and DBP reactivity are represented by zero-order Pearson correlation coefficients; associations of binary variables with deciles of reactivity are represented by point-biserial correlation coefficients. P < 0.01; P < 0.001.

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