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Table 1 Characteristics of the PPS patients included in the study

From: Elevated blood lipids are uncommon in patients with post-polio syndrome – a cross sectional study

  Female Male All
n 53 36 89
Age, years 66 (8) 64 (9) 65 (9)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg 139 (15) 139 (15) 139 (15)
HbA1c, % 4.7 (0.6) 4.8 (0.8) 4.7 (0.7)
Creatinine, μmol/L 56 (11) 66 (18) 60 (15)
C-reactive protein, mg/L 3.2 (2.3) 3.3 (2.2) 3.2 (2.2)
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mm 13.8 (8.8) 8.4 (5.5) 11.7 (8.1)
Leukocyte count, 109/L 6.2 (1.6) 6.3 (1.6) 6.2 (1.6)
Hypertension % 40 33 38
Diabetes mellitus % 6 10 7
Cardiovascular disease % 8 6 7
Smoking % 8 3 5
Lipid lowering drug therapy % 15 25 19
  1. Data are presented as mean values and standard deviations (SD) or proportions, as appropriate. Hypertension was defined as a blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or above, or on-going treatment with anti-hypertensive drugs. Patients who had an on-going pharmacological treatment for diabetes were cathegorised as having diabetes mellitus. Cardiovascular disease was defined as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and stroke.