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Table 3 Numbers of plaques with various characteristics according to VAT area tertiles in patients with and without DM

From: Differential association of visceral adipose tissue with coronary plaque characteristics in patients with and without diabetes mellitus

  Without DM (n = 334) With DM (n = 122)
Characteristics VAT T1 (n = 111) VAT T2 (n = 112) VAT T3 (n = 111) VAT T1 (n = 40) VAT T2 (n = 41) VAT T3 (n = 41)
Calcified plaque 1.7 ± 2.3 2.1 ± 2.7 3.0 ± 3.1*† 3.4 ± 3.4 3.3 ± 3.3 4.8 ± 3.7
Noncalcified plaque 0.7 ± 1.3 1.3 ± 1.6* 1.6 ± 2.0* 2.1 ± 2.2 2.0 ± 2.2 2.4 ± 2.1
Mixed plaque 0.5 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 1.2* 1.2 ± 1.7* 1.3 ± 1.6 1.3 ± 1.9 1.7 ± 1.8
Vulnerable plaque 0.2 ± 0.6 0.3 ± 0.5 0.3 ± 0.7* 0.6 ± 1.1 0.6 ± 1.0 0.5 ± 0.8
Significant stenosis 0.3 ± 0.7 0.3 ± 0.8 0.6 ± 1.3*† 0.6 ± 1.1 0.6 ± 1.2 0.8 ± 1.2
Coronary artery calcium score 177 (156) 207 (145) 307 (270) 461 (746) 380 (241) 495 (958)
  1. *p < 0.05 vs. T1 group; †p < 0.05 vs. T2 group.