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Table 1 Comparison of cardiovascular risk factors in cases with idiopathic aortitis and control patients with non-inflammatory ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms

From: Cardiovascular risk factors and acute-phase response in idiopathic ascending aortitis: a case control study

  Cases
(n = 50)
Controls
(n = 100)
Odds ratio
(95% CI)
Odds ratio
(95% CI)
adjusted for gender
Gender female, percentage 52 31 2.41 (1.20, 4.85)  
Hypertension, percentage 76 69 1.42 (0.66, 3.09) 1.27 (0.57, 2.81)
Hyperlipidemia, percentage 45 51 0.78 (0.39, 1.56) 0.84 (0.42, 1.69)
Diabetes mellitus, percentage 6 14 0.39 (0.11, 1.43) 0.44 (0.12, 1.64)
Smoking, percentage     
   Current 18 6   
   Former 52 62 3.37 (1.12, 10.08)a 3.24 (1.05, 9.96)
   Never 30 32   
Family history of aortic aneurysms, percentage 15 10 1.61 (0.56, 4.63) 1.37 (0.46, 4.06)
  1. aCurrent versus never or former smokers. CI, confidence interval.