Table 2 : General and related medical background data.


  Total
N=170 (100 %)
Middle-aged
n=90 (52.9%)
Elderly
n=80 (47.1%)

  Total Men/ Women Total Men/ Women Total Men/ Women

Total 170 76/94 90 42/48 80 34/46
% in group - 44.7/55.3 - 46.7/53.3 - 42.5/57.5
Mean BMI 26.3 26.6/26.1 27.0 27.8/26.3 25.6 25.1/25.9
Overweight  BMI 31 13/18 21 11/10 10 2/8
% in group 18.2 17.1/19.1 23.3 26.2/20.8 12.5 5.9/17.4
Smokers 23 10/13 19 8/11 4 2/2
% in group 13.5 13.2/13.8 21.1 19.0/22.9 5.0 5.9/4.3
Smoked 6 or more
cigarettes/day
17 6/11 16 6/10 1 0/1
% in group 10.0 7.9/11.7 17.8 14.3/20.8 1.3 0/2.2
Medication for CVD. anti- hypertension medication 59 25/34 18 8/10 41 17/24
% within group 34.7 32.9/36.2 20.0 19.0/20.8 51.3 50.0/52.2
Medication for diabetes mellitus 12 9/3 5 4/1 7 5/2
% in group 7.1 11.8/3.2 5.6 9.5/2.1 8.8 14.7/4.3
Mean pulse rate 69.3 69.1/69.4 70.2 70.9/69.6 68.3 67.0/69.2

One individual medicated for low BP

Friman et al.Cardiovascular System  2013 1:5DOI : 10.7243/2052-4358-1-5