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Table 2 Statistical comparisons of possible confounders between the two acute coronary syndrome groups

From: Decreased soluble cell adhesion molecules after tirofiban infusion in patients with unstable angina pectoris

  Group IA (n = 15) Group IB (n = 20) Significance
Mean age (yr) 57.7 ± 10.2 57.8 ± 8.7 0,84c
Male sex (%) 86 90 0,60a
DM (%) 13 25 0.43a
Current smoker (%) 80 45 0.79a
HT (%) 60 35 0.18b
BMI 33.7 ± 6.8 28.9 ± 4.5 0.07c
WBC (/mm 3 ) 9044 ± 2097 8685 ± 2541 0.49c
ESR (mm/hr) 28.3 ± 16.2 22.4 ± 14 0.11c
TC (mg/dl) 209.9 ± 69.1 181.2 ± 31.6 0.27c
TG (mg/dl) 202 ± 120 156.8 ± 86.4 0.37c
HDL-C (mg/dl) 40.5 ± 13 41.4 ± 9.9 0.27c
LDL-C (mg/dl) 119 ± 47 109 ± 26.6 0.73c
  1. a = Fisher's exact test b = Chi square test c = Mann Whitney U test Group IA: Patients with unstable angina pectoris and tirofiban infusion, Group IB: Patients with unstable angina pectoris but no tirofiban infusion, DM: Diabetes mellitus, HT: Hypertension, BMI: Body mass index, WBC: White blood cell, ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, TC: Total cholesterol, TG: Triglyceride, HDL-C: High density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol.