Table 4.

Current CVD risk factors in donors according to BMI at donationa

ParameterEntire PopulationObese at DonationNonobese at DonationPb
Nonobese at F/UObese at F/U
SBP (mmHg; mean ± SD)129 ± 16137 ± 18127 ± 150.0278c
125 ± 14135 ± 180.0179d
DBP (mmHg; mean ± SD)82 ± 1086 ± 981 ± 90.0451c
79 ± 987 ± 80.0032d
% with hypertensione4069340.01c
32440.373d
Total cholesterol (mg/dl; mean ± SD)203 ± 33206 ± 26203 ± 340.689c
201 ± 35207 ± 310.522d
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl; mean ± SD)59 ± 1751 ± 1360 ± 180.04c
62 ± 1854 ± 150.0911d
% with abnormal HDL cholesterolf1944150.013c
14190.613d
10-yr FRS5.16.35.00.395c
4.95.70.58d
  • a Nonobese = BMI <30; obese = BMI ≥30.

  • b Measured by t test for continuous variables and the χ2 test for categorical variables.

  • c Comparisons between obese at donation and nonobese at donation groups.

  • d Comparisons between nonobese at F/U and obese at F/U.

  • e SBP >140 mmHg, DBP >90 mmHg, or known diagnosis of hypertension.

  • f HDL < 40 mg/dl for men, <50 mg/dl for women.