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Table 1 Demographic data and vascular risk factors in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients and normal controls

From: Long-term effects on carotid intima-media thickness after radiotherapy in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma

  NPC Patients (n = 105) Controls (n = 25) p value
Age, y 52.43 ± 10.23 50.68 ± 11.49 0.280
Gender (female; male) 33; 72 9; 16 0.660
Body mass index, kg/m 2 23.78 ± 3.61 22.61 ±  2.95 0.142
Median (IQR)duration after radiotherapy (months) 48 (31, 77) ---  
Right CCA IMT, mm 1.025 ± 0.611 0.612 ± 0.074 <0.001
Left CCA IMT, mm 1.036 ± 0.541 0.643 ± 0.111 <0.001
Mean CCA IMT, mm 1.031 ± 0.539 0.634 ± 0.111 <0.001
Cholesterol, mg/dL    
Total 201.96 ± 37.52 187.17 ± 24.28 0.021
HDL-C 61.07 ± 15.23 67.62 ± 14.55 0.059
LDL-C 118.22 ± 35.06 102.13 ± 18.39 0.003
Triglyceride, mg/dL 114.39 ± 63.82 86.83 ± 35.74 0.006
Glucose, mg/dL 90.96 ±14.03 86.79 ± 8.12 0.165
HBA1c 5.70 ± 0.47 5.56 ± 0.23 0.146
hs-CRP, mg/L 3.50 ± 1.38 1.12 ± 1.00 <0.001
WBC counts (X10 3 /mL) 4.86 ± 1.62 5.32 ± 1.02 0.189
RBC counts (X10 6 /ml) 4.61 ± 0.67 4.95 ± 0.49 0.035
Platelet counts (X10 3 /mL) 225.74 ± 64.74 207.75 ± 39.44 0.195
  1. Values are expressed in mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.
  2. Abbreviations: IQR inter-quartile range, HBA1c glycosylated hemoglobin.