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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population, men and women, 25 to 64 years of age in the Northern Sweden MONICA population survey in 1986. Mean (SD) or proportions (%).

From: Silent myocardial infarction in women with impaired glucose tolerance: The Northern Sweden MONICA study

  Men Women
Age (years) 45.7 (11.4) 44.8 (11.2)
Previous disorders   
   Clinically diagnosed myocardial infarction (kMI) 18 (4.5 %) 3 (0.8 %)
   Hypertension 81 (19.8 %) 65 (17.1 %)
   Hypercholesterolemia 148 (36.2 %) 139 (36.5 %)
   Diabetes 16 (4.0 %) 6 (1.6 %)
Tobacco use   
   Current cigarette smoker 80 (19.7 %) 99 (26.2 %)
   Current smokeless tobacco user 76 (19.6 %) 4 (1.1 %)
Anthropometric variables   
   Height (cm) 176.6 (6.8) 163.5 (6.0)
   Weight (kg) 79 (11.0) 66 (12.1)
   BMI (kg/m2) 25.3 (3.2) 24.7 (4.4)
   Hip circumference (cm) 99.1 (5.6) 99.2 (9.0)
   Waist circumference (cm) 92.5 (9.1) 83.2 (12.1)
   Waist-hip ratio 0.9 (0.1) 0.8 (0.1)
Biochemical markers (mmol/l)   
   Total cholesterol 6.2 (1.2) 6.2 (1.3)
   HDL cholesterol 1.1 (0.3) 1.4 (0.4)
   Triglycerides (n = 495) 1.5 (1.1) 1.1 (0.7)
   Fasting plasma glucose (n = 774) 5.3 (1.8) 4.8 (0.7)
   2 hour postload plasma glucose (n = 629) 5.3 (2.2) 5.8 (1.9)
Glucose tolerance (n = 617)   
   Normal 290 (91.8 %) 260 (86.4 %)
   Impaired glucose tolerance 19 (6.0 %) 34 (11.3 %)
   Diabetes 7 (2.2 %) 7 (2.3 %)
ECG   
   Normal 381 (93.2 %) 360 (94.5 %)
   MI 28 (6.8. %) 21 (5.5 %)
  1. BMI = body mass index. HDL = high-density lipoprotein. MI = myocardial infarction (Q/QS wave; Minnesota code 1.1–1.3). kMI = known myocardial infarction.