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Table 2 Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of the study population (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Prevalence and determinants of pulmonary hypertension in a group of Cameroonian patients without chronic lung disease: a cross-sectional echocardiographic study

Characteristics Mean ± standard deviation p value
Overall (N = 178) Males (n = 79) Females (n = 99)
Age (years) 62.8 ± 15.9 61.8 ± 15.9 63.6 ± 16 0.449
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.5 ± 5.8 26.6 ± 5.4 28.2 ± 6 0.063
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 161.1 ± 33 165.1 ± 33.2 158 ± 32.6 0.158
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 97.4 ± 20 98.6 ± 20.3 96.5 ± 20.1 0.491
Pulmonary hypertension (RVSP > 35 mm) 42.8 ± 17.9 39.9 ± 16 44.9 ± 19 0.226
Left atrium diameter (mm) 39.5 ± 8.5 41.5 ± 8.4 38 ± 8.4 0.007
LV ejection fraction (%) 56.2 ± 15.8 54.4 ± 16.6 57.7 ± 15 0.167
Echo LVH indexed for height (g/m2.7) 61.3 ± 21.7 62.4 ± 21.7 60.4 ± 21.9 0.552
Echo LVH indexed for body surface area (g/m2) 123.3 ± 46 134.4 ± 47.1 114.5 ± 43.2 0.004
  1. RVSP right ventricular systolic pressure, LVH left ventricular hypertrophy