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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included patients (N = 117)

From: Screening for aneurysms of the abdominal aorta using a simple screening device

  Total group (n = 117) Ultrasound < 3 (n = 59) Ultrasound > 3 (n = 59) p-value
Sex n (%) < 0.001
 Male 88 (75.2) 36 (61.0) 52 (89.7)  
 Female 29 (24.8) 23 (39.0) 6 (10.3)  
Mean age in years (SD) 70.5 (8.5) 67.7 (8.4) 73.3 (7.7) < 0.001
BMI n (%) 0.563
 20–24 29 (24.8) 15 (25.4) 14 (24.1)  
 25–30 69 (59.0) 33 (55.9) 36 (62.1)  
 31–40 18 (15.4) 11 (18.6) 7 (12.1)  
 > 40 1 (0.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.7)  
WHC in cm (SD) 103.0 (11.4) 101.6 (12.0) 104.4 (10.7) 0.184
Hypertension n (%) 70 (59.8) 33 (55.9) 37 (63.8) 0.386
Diabetes n (%) 32 (27.4) 18 (30.5) 14 (24.1) 0.440
Hypercholesterolaemia n (%) 31 (26.5) 17 (28.8) 14 (24.1) 0.567
History of smoking n (%) 112 (95.7) 55 (93.2) 57 (98.3) 0.176
Coronary heart disease n (%) 52 (44.4) 30 (50.8) 22 (37.9) 0.160