Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of 9,014 patients in the LIPID study by glucose status

Age (years)64 (57–68)63 (55–67.5)62 (55–67)
Age-group (years)
Qualifying event
 Myocardial infarction636264
 Unstable angina373836
Coronary risk factors
 Current smoker9119
 History of hypertension524639
Other vascular disease
 History of stroke663
Drug use
 Oral hypoglycemic3800
  • Data are percent of median (interquartile range). * The differences in the proportions among the three groups were significant (χ2 test for heterogeneity P < 0.05) for all baseline characteristics.