Table 3.

Population Characteristics by Cardiovascular Risk Using the Framingham Predictive Instrument.

Variables CVR Low
n=186
CVR High
n=65
P Value
Sex 0.138
 Male 131 (70.4) 51 (78.5)
 Female 55 (29.6) 14 (21.5)

HBP 161 (86.6) 58 (89.2) 0.757

DM 51 (27.4) 20 (30.8) 0.800

Gout 12 (6.5) 6 (9.2) 0.833

CVD 41 (22.0) 17 (26.2) 0.721

Physical Inactivity 175 (94.1) 58 (89.2) 0.316

Smoking 27 (14.5) 24 (36.9) <0.001

Alcohol 80 (43.0) 38 (58.5) 0.023

NSAIs 33 (17.7) 14 (21.5) 0.307

Obesity 15 (8.1) 7 (10.8) 0.331

Overweight 36 (19.4) 22 (33.8) 0.015

HCV Ac 9 (5.7) 2 (3.8) 0.444

HBs Ag 3 (1.9) 3 (5.7) 0.170

HIV Ac 5 (3.2) 1 (1.9) 0.527

TC 24 (12.9) 14 (21.5) 0.040

HDL-c Low 126 (67.7) 61 (93.8) <0.001

LDL-c High 41 (22.0) 42 (64.6) <0.001

TG 43 (23.1) 30 (46.2) 0.001

AD 132 (71.0) 62 (95.4) <0.001

ABI 0.010
 Normal 145 (78.0) 45 (69.2)
 Abnormal 41 (22.0) 20 (30.8)

PCSK9 <0.001
 Tertile 1 78 (41.9) 6 (9.2)
 Tertile 2 61 (32.8) 22 (33.8)
 Tertile 3 47 (25.3) 37 (56.9)

Data are expressed as: mean±SD.

ABI, ankle–brachial systolic pressure index; AD, atherogenic dyslipidemia; DM, diabetes mellitus; CVD, cardiovascular disease; CVR, cardiovascular risk; HBs Ag, hepatitis B surface antigen; HCV Ac, hepatitis C virus antibodies; HDL-c, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HIV Ac, human immunodeficiency virus antibodies; HBP, high blood pressure; LDL-c, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; NSAIs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; PCSK9, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglycerides.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2021 July; 12(3): e0020. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2021 July 20. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10443.