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Table 1 Mean±, (SD) or study n (%) of Study Participants at baseline

From: Ambient pollutants, polymorphisms associated with microRNA processing and adhesion molecules: the Normative Aging Study

Population Characteristics mean ± SD or n (%)
Age 72.3 ± 6.9
Systolic blood pressure 133.7 ± 17.3
Diastolic blood pressure 78.1 ± 9.3
Body Mass Index 28.2 ± 4.1
sICAM-1 299.4 ± 101.6
sVCAM-1 1055.2 ± 360.8
Hypertension medication 411 (57)
Statin use 262 (36)
Two or more servings of alcohol per day 147 (20)
CRP > 10 ug/ml 31 (4)
Diabetes Mellitus† 139 (19)
Years of Education ≤12 210 (29)
   13-16 349 (48)
   >16 164 (23)
smoking status Never 204 (28)
   Current 34 (5)
   Former 484 (67)
packyrs 22.3 (28)
   number of study visits 1 185 (26)
   2 205 (28)
   3 276 (38)
   4 56 (9)
   5 1 (<1)
  1. † defined as diagnosis by physician or fasting blood glucose > 126 mg/dL.