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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory features of studied subjects

From: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and radiotherapy-induced carotid atherosclerosis in subjects with head and neck cancer

  Pre-RT Post-RT p*
Age, years 57.9 ± 6.2   
Hypertension, n (%) 1 (9)   
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 1 (9)   
History of smoking, n (%) 11 (100)   
Smoking, pack-years 59 ± 48   
Body mass index, kg/m2 21.8 ± 6.2 21.6 ± 3.2 0.753
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 110 ± 12 103 ± 11 0.104
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 69 ± 9 66 ± 8 0.437
Glycemia, mg/dL 86 ± 12 88 ± 12 0.456
Triglycerides, mg/dL 89 ± 27 117 ± 53 0.077
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dL 50 ± 14 49 ± 15 0.978
LDL-cholesterol, mg/dL 131 ± 32 146 ± 32 0.118
Creatinine, mg/dL 0.88 ± 0.20 0.98 ± 0.37 0.157
Hemoglobin, g/dL 13.1 ± 1.6 12.5 ± 2.3 0.476
Leucocytes, /mm3 8.85 ± 4.11 7.12 ± 3.03 0.242
Platelets, /mm3 304 ± 106 264 ± 112 0.159
  1. Legend. RT – radiotherapy; HDL – high-density lipoprotein; LDL – low-density lipoprotein; *pre-RT vs. post-RT.