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Table 2 Vascular risk factors for carotid plaques in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients

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

  Without carotid plaques (n = 67) With carotid plaques (n = 38) p value
Age, y 48.86 ± 9.8 58.79 ±7.77 <0.001
Gender (female; male) 23; 44 10; 28 0.395
Body mass index, kg/m 2 23.65 ±3.62 24.01 ± 3.63 0.624
Median (IQR) duration after radiotherapy (months) 45.0 (25.5, 63.5) 63.5 (32.5, 9.5) 0.023
Cholesterol, mg/dL    
Total 200.39 ± 32.26 204.67 ± 45.58 0.617
HDL-C 60.78 ± 16.26 61.59 ± 13.44 0.797
LDL-C 116.39 ± 29.58 121.37 ± 43.20 0.536
Triglyceride, mg/dL 120.96 ± 71.34 103.01 ± 46.89 0.174
Glucose, mg/dL 89.18 ± 9.77 94.02 ± 19.08 0.157
HBA1c 5.60 ± 0.29 5.86 ± 0.64 0.022
hs-CRP, mg/L 3.81 ± 1.81 2.96 ± 1.03 0.406
WBC counts (X10 3 /mL) 4.83 ± 1.74 4.91 ± 1.42 0.814
RBC counts (X10 6 /ml) 4.51 ± 0.59 4.78 ± 0.76 0.052
Platelet counts (X10 3 /mL) 221.06 ± 65.66 233.83 ± 63.17 0.342
  1. Values are expressed in mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.
  2. Abbreviations: IQR inter-quartile range, HBA1c glycosylated hemoglobin.