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Table 1

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Background characteristics of the participants.
 OverallMenWomen
No. of participants928308620
Mean (SD) selected characteristics
Age (years)67.4 (12.3)68.5 (12.4)66.8 (12.2)
Height (cm)155.8 (9.4)160.5 (8.0)153.4 (9.1)
Weight (kg)56.7 (11.5)60.2 (11.4)55.0 (11.2)
Body mass index (kg/m2)23.3 (3.6)23.7 (3.3)23.1 (3.7)
Systolic BP, mmHg139.5 (19.6)141.3 (18.5)138.7 (20.0)
Diastolic BP, mmHg76.0 (11.5)78.1 (12.5)74.9 (10.9)
Serum levels of HDL-C, mg/dl63.2 (16.2)56.0 (14.8)66.8 (15.7)
Serum levels of HbA1c, %5.3 (0.7)5.3 (0.9)5.2 (0.6)
Prevalence of selected characteristics, %
Smoking habit10.123.33.5
Alcohol consumption31.257.518.2
Prevalence of each metabolic abnormality, %
Obesity29.432.527.9
Hypertension74.778.972.6
Dyslipidemia4.510.11.8
Impaired glucose tolerance23.327.321.3
Values are the means ± standard deviation. HDL-C = high density lipoprotein cholesterol, HbA1c = glycosylated haemoglobin, ABI = ankle brachial index, SD = standard deviation