Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of the HRP BioImage Cohort (N = 5,808)

Age, yrs68.9 ± 6.0
Female3,281 (56.5)
White race4,301 (74.0)
Diabetes mellitus857 (14.8)
Current smoker496 (8.5)
Hypertension3,614 (62.2)
BMI, kg/m229.0 ± 5.5
LDL-C, mg/dl114.2 ± 33.2
HDL-C, mg/dl55.7 ± 15.3
Total cholesterol, mg/dl202.5 ± 38.6
Systolic BP, mm Hg139.4 ± 18.5
Diastolic BP, mm Hg78.2 ± 9.1
Lipid-lowering therapy1,993 (34.3)
Serum creatinine, mg/dl0.97 ± 0.21
Framingham 10-yr risk, mean9.2%
 <10%3,829 (65.9)
 10% to 20%1,527 (26.3)
 ≥20%452 (7.8)
Pooled Equation 10-yr risk, mean7.2%
 <7.5%3,703 (64.0)
 7.5% to 20%1,879 (32.3)
 ≥20%223 (3.8)

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

BMI = body mass index; BP = blood pressure; HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HRP = high-risk plaque; LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

  • 10-Year risk estimates obtained from Pooled Cohort Risk Equations (30).