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Table 1 Background characteristics of study subjects (weighted proportion or mean), Health 2000 Survey, 2000-2001.

From: Associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid intima-media thickness and manifest atherosclerotic vascular disease with carpal tunnel syndrome

Characteristic Mean (SD) % (95% CI)
Age (years) 51.9 (13.9)  
Years of education 11.3 (4.0)  
Smoking status   
   Former   31 (30-32)
   Current   26 (24-27)
Weight-related   
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.2 (4.3)  
Waist circumference (cm) 93 (13.3)  
Hip circumference (cm) 102 (9.5)  
Serum lipids   
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 148 (46)  
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 52 (15)  
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 232 (44)  
Metabolic factors   
Metabolic syndrome   30 (29-32)
Diabetes   5.2 (4.6-5.9)
Hypertension   20 (18-21)
Cardiovascular diseases   
Coronary artery disease   7.1 (6.4-7.8)
Heart failure   1.7 (1.3-2.0)
Arrhythmia   5.1 (4.5-5.7)
Valvular heart disease   2.5 (2.1-3.0)
Cerebrovascular disease   2.7 (2.3-3.1)
Intermittent claudication   1.2 (0.9-1.5)
Atherosclerosis   
Carotid intima-media thickness (mm) 0.93 (0.23)  
Individual psychological factor   
Somatization (score 0-40) 6.7 (5.8)  
Carpal tunnel syndrome   
   Possible or probable   3.8 (3.3-4.4)
   Probable   1.0 (0.7-1.3)
   Operated   1.3 (1.0-1.6)