Table 1

Clinical Characteristics of Subjects

CharacteristicNSVT (n = 79)No NSVT (n = 2,020)p Value
Age (yrs)67.0 ± 1251.4 ± 17<0.0001
Sex (% men)63 (79.7)1033 (51.1)<0.0001
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.3 ± 4.825.1 ± 4.00.03
Ethnicity (% white)61 (77.2)1558 (77.1)0.98
Smoking status (% current)3 (3.8)86 (4.2)0.84
Hypertension26 (33)402 (20)0.004
Diabetes3 (3.8)58 (2.8)0.63
Hypercholesterolemia10 (12.6)373 (18.4)0.18

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

NSVT = nonsustained ventricular tachycardia.