Table 1.

Demographic, hemodynamic, and biochemical data in hypertensive patients and control subjects

Hypertensive PatientsNormotensivesP
All[Hb] < 14 g/dl[Hb] ≥ 14 g/dlP
Age, years48 ± 1147 ± 1148 ± 100.53145 ± 70.151
Male gender (%)77 (44%)33 (38%)44 (50%)0.12715 (50%)0.700
BMI, kg/m227.4 ± 3.727.1 ± 3.727.6 ± 3.60.36824.2 ± 2.30.0001
Systolic BP, mmHg153 ± 15153 ± 15153 ± 160.999132 ± 40.0001
Diastolic BP, mmHg94 ± 1095 ± 1093 ± 110.21180 ± 40.0001
Heart rate, bpm73 ± 973 ± 973 ± 100.99971 ± 90.262
[Hb], g/dl13.8 ± 1.112.9 ± 0.614.8 ± 0.50.000113.4 ± 0.60.054
Serum iron, μg/dl90 ± 2885 ± 3094 ± 250.03287 ± 260.585
Hematocrit, %43 ± 441 ± 345 ± 20.00141 ± 20.008
MCHC, g/dl32.6 ± 1.732.1 ± 1.633.0 ± 1.60.000133.7 ± 1.10.0001
Cholesterol, mg/dl206 ± 32205 ± 31207 ± 330.681186 ± 120.0001
LDL-cholesterol, mg/dl129 ± 33128 ± 34131 ± 320.550114 ± 240.018
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dl52 ± 1353 ± 1252 ± 130.59957 ± 110.048
Triglyceride, mg/dl118 ± 40115 ± 41121 ± 400.330103 ± 280.050
Glucose, mg/dl95 ± 1194 ± 1197 ± 120.08787 ± 70.0001
Insulin, U/L14.1 ± 7.212.7 ± 6.815.5 ± 7.40.0107.7 ± 3.40.0001
HOMAIR3.3 ± 1.93.0 ± 1.73.7 ± 2.00.0141.7 ± 0.70.0001
Creatinine, mg/dl0.92 ± 0.170.91 ± 0.180.92 ± 0.160.6990.79 ± 0.100.0001
eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m284 ± 2183 ± 2185 ± 210.62098 ± 180.0001
CRP, mg/L4.2 ± 2.53.8 ± 2.24.6 ± 2.80.0381.5 ± 0.60.0001
FBF, % increase
    ACh328 ± 216398 ± 253267 ± 1500.0001664 ± 1080.0001
    SNP320 ± 114328 ± 113313 ± 1140.385348 ± 970.206
  • Data are expressed as mean ± SD unless otherwise stated.