Journal of Obesity / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Prognostic Value of Normal Stress Echocardiography in Obese Patients

Table 1

Patient characteristics in the study population.

Obese ()Normal BMI () value

Age (mean)50.3 ± 0.653.3 ± 1.2NS
RaceBlack (60%)Black (48%)0.01
Female69%61%0.09
Hypertension64%53%0.019
Smoking23%30%0.13
Diabetes33%16%0.0001
PVD4%4%0.803
HLD29%27%0.585
CVA3%5%0.321
Family history CAD32%27%0.391
Ultrasound contrast agent used10%2%0.005
Previous CAD8%11%0.218
Noncardiac death1 (0.2%)2 (1%)0.19
MACENoneNone
Repeat stress at 1 year2%1%0.735
ER visit at 1 year12%8%0.34

CAD = coronary artery disease; CVA = cerebral vascular accident; ER = emergency room; HLD = hyperlipidemia; MACE = major adverse cardiac event; PVD = peripheral vascular disease. Data are expressed as number (percentage).