Baseline Characteristics of Hypertensive and Control Subjects

VariableHypertensivesControlsP*
Values are mean±SEM or No.
*Differences between hypertensives and controls by unpaired t test;
†difference between the groups by χ2 test.
N2026
Male/female10/1014/12NS
Age, years56.4±1.952.3±1.4NS
Weight, kg75.4±3.464.5±2.3<0.05
Height, cm170.4±1.9165.3±1.9NS
Body mass index, kg/m225.7±0.923.5±0.5NS
Total cholesterol, mg/dL191.3±8.1184.8±7.3NS
HDL cholesterol, mg/dL57.2±4.355.1±4.2NS
Triglycerides, mg/dL154.3±11.3142.2±12.0NS
Fasting glucose, mg/dL82.3±4.480.5±6.8NS
Creatinine, mg/dL0.94±0.060.91±0.04NS
Uric acid, mg/dL5.4±0.85.5±0.6NS
K+, mEq/L4.4±0.14.2±0.3NS
Aldosterone, pg/mL85.2±19.278.1±13.4NS
Renin, ng/mL1.64±0.211.33±0.23NS