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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: An indoor air filtration study in homes of elderly: cardiovascular and respiratory effects of exposure to particulate matter

Characteristics of participants Men Women Total
Gender 22 26 48
Age (years) 67.7 ± 6.6 66.4 ± 6.6 67 ± 6.5
Height (cm) 180 ± 6.2 167 ± 5.0 173 ± 8.7
Weight (kg) 83 ± 12.2 69 ± 10.9 75 ± 13.4
Body mass index (kg/m2 ) 25.5 ± 3.1 24.6 ± 3.1 25 ± 3.1
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78 ± 7.7 77 ± 6.5 77 ± 7
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 127 ± 15.1 121 ± 11.8 124 ± 13.6
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.7 ± 0.8 4.3 ± 1.1 4 ± 1.0
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2 ± 0.5 2.2 ± 0.7 2.1 ± 0.6
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.1 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.4 1.3 ± 0.4
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1 ± 0.5 0.8 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.4
Subjects taking vasoactive medication 9 2 11
Subjects taking statins 5 6 11
Subjects taking cyclooxygenase inhibitors 5 7 12
Subjects taking any drugs 12 11 23
  1. Values are number or mean ± SD or numbers. LDL, Low-density lipoprotein; HDL, High-density lipoprotein.