TABLE 2.

Clinical characteristics of the study population

CharacteristicNo. (%) of individuals with characteristic
CHD patientsHealthy controls
Sex
    Male158 (72)76 (76)
    Female61 (28)24 (24)
Age (yr)
    33–4518 (8)15 (15)
    46–6068 (31)39 (38)
    61–75108 (50)47 (47)
    >7525 (11)0 (0)
UA179 (82)0 (0)
AMI40 (18)0 (0)
Family history of ischemic heart disease93 (43)NDa
Hypertension105 (48)28 (28)
Diabetes35 (16)0 (0)
Smoker120 (55)59 (59)
Dislipidemia85 (39)ND
C-reactive protein level of >3 mg/liter130 (60)ND
  • a ND, not determined.