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Table 1 Baseline characteristics divided into sMFAP4 lower/middle tertiles and upper tertile

From: Microfibrillar-associated protein 4 variation in symptomatic peripheral artery disease

  Lower tertile/middle tertile
(n = 190)
Upper tertile
(n = 96)
p-value
Age (years) 65.1 [63.2; 66] 69 [65.8; 69.6] 0.01
Male sex 119 (66%) 46 (48%) 0.02
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.6 [24.8; 25.9] 24.2 [23.8; 25.5] 0.05
Smoking 119 (66%) 49 (51%) 0.03
Hypertension 96 (51%) 46 (48%) 0.68
Previous stroke 3 (2%) 2 (2%) 0.76
Diabetes mellitus 29 (15%) 17 (18%) 0.59
Statin 37 (19.5%) 17 (18%) 0.55
ACE inhibitors 34 (18%) 21 (22%) 0.60
Critical limb ischemia 76 (40%) 61 (64%) < 0.001
Intermittent claudication 114 (60%) 35 (36%) < 0.001
Reconstructive surgery at baseline and during follow up 61 (32%) 28 (29%) 0.61
Cardiovascular death during follow up 24 (13%) 19 (20%) 0.11
  1. Continuous variables are presented as median (95% confidence interval) and compared using Kruskal–Wallis test. Categorical variables are presented as n (proportion) and compared with the Chi square test