Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 2, April 2012, pages 130-134

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Asymptomatic Subjects With Low Lipoprotein(a) Levels


Table 1. Clinical Characteristics of Study Subjects
HDL: high-density lipoprotein, Lp(a): lipoprotein(a). The values are expressed as the means ± standard deviation, medians (interquartile range) or numbers.
Age, years60 ± 10
Current smoking, n (%)9 (14%)
Body mass index, kg/m223.6 ± 3.6
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg135 ± 19
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg78 ± 9
Total cholesterol, mg/dL261 ± 38
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dL68 ± 14
Triglycerides, mg/dL125 (92 - 181)
Plasma glucose, mg/dL107 ± 22
Lp(a), mg/dL18.6 (8.9 - 24.7)
CIMT, mm0.8 ± 0.2


Table 2. Correlations Between the CIMT and Other Variables, Including the Lp(a), in This Population
HDL: high-density lipoprotein, Lp(a): lipoprotein(a). r: simple correlation test (Pearson’s test), β: stepwise multiple linear regression analysis adjusted for all the listed variables. Significance level: * P ≤ 0.05.
Age, years0.33< 0.01*0.32< 0.01*
Current smoking, n (%)0.060.66Not extracted-
Body mass index, kg/m20.060.65Not extracted-
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg0.300.02*Not extracted-
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg0.170.17Not extracted-
Total cholesterol, mg/dL0.050.67Not extracted-
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dL- 0.120.33Not extracted-
Triglycerides, mg/dL0.020.88Not extracted-
Plasma glucose, mg/dL0.210.09Not extracted-
Lp(a), mg/dL- 0.240.05*- 0.230.05*