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Table 2 Prevalence of the clinical characteristics and the comorbidities in hypertensives and normotensives

From: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms and cardiovascular damage in hypertensive subjects: an Italian case-control study

  Normotensives n.67 Hypertensives n.127 p<
Family history for early CV events (%) 0.0 8.6 0.04
Family history for not early CV events (%) 36.8 52.4 n.s.
Family history for diabetes mellitus (%) 13.2 15.2 n.s.
Diabetes mellitus (%) 3.0 5.5 n.s.
Retinopathy (%) 23.3 68.4 0.001
LVH (%) 13.9 28.7 0.04
Carotid Atherosclerosis (%) 20.6 51.3 0.001
Normal weight (%) 21.6 10.2 n.s.
Overweight (%) 46.0 43.9 n.s.
Obesity (%) 32.4 45.9  
Central obesity (%) 71.4 80.0 n.s.
  1. CV = cardiovascular; LVH: left ventricular mass.