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Table 3 Characteristics of the glucose tolerance tested subjects, 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) 44.9 (11.3) 44.8 (11.2)
Previous disorders   
   Clinically diagnosed myocardial infarction (kMI) 10 (3.2 %) 2 (0.7 %)
   Hypertension 60 (19.0 %) 52 (17.3 %)
   Hypercholesterolemia 117 (37.0 %) 110 (36.5 %)
Tobacco use   
   Current cigarette smoker 57 (18.2 %) 73 (24.3 %)
   Current smokeless tobacco user 56 (18.8 %) 2 (0.7 %)
Anthropometric variables   
   Height (cm) 176.5 (7.0) 163.7 (5.9)
   Weight (kg) 79 (11.0) 66,4 (12.5)
   BMI (kg/m2) 25.4 (3.3) 24.8 (4.5)
   Hip circumference (cm) 99.1 (5.8) 99.5 (9.0)
   Waist circumference (cm) 92.3 (9.1) 83.2 (12.6)
   Waist-hip ratio 0.9 (0.1) 0.8 (0.1)
Biochemical markers (mmol/l)   
   Total cholesterol 6.2 (1.3) 6.2 (1.3)
   HDL cholesterol 1.2 (0.3) 1.4 (0.4)
   Triglycerides (n = 495) 1.3 (0.8) 1.1 (0.7)
   Fasting plasma glucose (n = 774) 5.1 (1.1) 4.8 (0.5)
   2 hour postload plasma glucose (n = 629) 5.3 (2.0) 5.8 (2.0)
ECG   
   Normal 299 (94.6 %) 286 (95.0 %)
   MI 17 (5.4 %) 15 (5.0 %)
  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.