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Table 1 Characteristics of the DISH group and control

From: Cardiovascular disease in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH): from theory to reality—a 10-year follow-up study

  DISH N = 45 (mean, SD, median) Control N = 47 (mean, SD, median) P value
  Age at 2006 64.02 (9.76, 63) 62.13 (8.6, 60) NS
Age at 2016 73.87 (9.21, 73) 72.21 (8.08, 71) NS
Men (%) 13 (28.9%) 11 (21.3%) NS
BMI at 2006 34.02 (6.24, 32) 30.74 (5.02, 30) 0.0069
Smokers 2006 13 (28.9%) 16 (34.0%) NS
FRS calculated at 2006 28.67 (20.33, 23) 17.85 (16.31, 12) 0.0028
HTN Systolic blood pressure 2006 mmHg 141.51 (16.49, 141) 132.09 (20.43, 129) 0.0171
Diastolic blood pressure 2006 mmHg 82.06 (9.83, 82) 80.13 (10.47, 78) 0.0576
Total blood cholesterol 2006 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 214.38 (38.98, 211) 208.28 (35.95, 206) NS
2016 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 174.33 (40.1, 169) 190.34 (38.32, 185) NS
HDL levels 2006 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 51.2 (12.19, 48) 51.81 (13.47, 49) NS
2016 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 47.51 (14.52, 44) 51.26 (12.7, 48) NS
LDL levels 2006 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 128.07 (33.78, 132) 126.34 (30.21, 129) NS
2016 (mg/dl) (mean, SD) 102.88 (30.87, 101) 111.66 (34.59, 113) NS
HbA1c levels 2006 mg% (mean, SD) 6.35 (0.98, 6) 5.73 (0.44, 5.7) 0.0004
2016 mg% (mean, SD) 6.51 (0.99, 6.3) 5.9 (1.16, 5.7) 0.0005
  1. BMI body mass index, FRS Framingham risk score, according to the overall CVD risk [11], HTN hypertension, HDL high-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HbA1c glycated hemoglobin