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Research Article

Association of Interleukin-6 Gene Promoter Polymorphism with Coronary Artery Disease in Pakistani Families

Table 1

Baseline and clinical characteristics of study population .

Parameters Patients ( ) Control ( ) value

Age (years) 0.0050a
BMI (kg/m2) 0.2755a
Female/male ( ) 16 (44.4%)/20 (55.6%) 22 (42.3%)/30 (57.7%) 0.8423b
Smokers/nonsmokers ( ) 8 (22.2%)/28 (77.8%) 5 (9.6%)/47 (90.4%) 0.1825b
SES (low/high) ( ) 23 (63.9%)/13 (36.1%) 31 (60%)/21 (40%) 0.8555b
Activity (low/high) ( ) 21 (58.3%)/15 (41.7%) 9 (17.3%)/43 (82.7%) 0.0002b
Stressed/nonstressed ( ) 27 (75%)/9 (25%) 16 (30.8%)/36 (69.2%) 0.0001b
Hypertensive/nonhypertensive ( ) 22 (61.1%)/14 (38.9%) 7 (13.5%)/45 (86.5%) <0.0001b
Systolic blood pressure ( ) <0.0001a
Diastolic blood pressure ( ) <0.0001a
Total-cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.0035a
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0.0257a
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.0295a
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.0012a
Serum IL-6 (ng/dL) 0.0268a
Serum hsCRP (mg/L) <0.0001

Values are given as means ± SD.
a values were calculated by using the Mann-Whitney test.
b values were calculated by the Pearson chi-square test.

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