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Table 3 Association of age, clinical and biochemical parameters with number of generations with family history

From: The influence of family history of Hypertension on disease prevalence and associated metabolic risk factors among Sri Lankan adults

  Patients with hypertension & a family history of hypertension (n = 508) Patients without hypertension, with a family history of hypertension (n = 1325)
One Generation (n = 353) Two Generations (n = 145) Three Generations (n = 10) One Generation (n = 1085) Two Generations (n = 282) Three Generations (n = 9)
Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD)
Age (years) 51.8 (±12.7) 50.5 (±9.3) 45.8 (±10.3) 40.0 (±12.0) 39.2 (±11.3) 44.8 (±12.5)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 23.8 (±4.3)# 25.6 (±4.3)# 24.3 (±2.7) 21.8 (±4.0)¥δ 22.6 (±4.2)¥ 24.9 (±6.9)δ
Waist circumference (cm) 84.2 (±10.8)# 88.0 (±11.8)# 84.2 (±7.7) 77.1 (±11.4)¥δ 79.2 (±10.9)¥ 86.0 (±20.5)δ
Hip circumference (cm) 92.7 (±9.1)# 96.1 (±9.8)# 93.6 (±5.4) 89.5 (±8.5)¥ 91.6 (±9.2)¥ 94.5 (±14.2)
Waist to hip ratio 0.91 (±0.07) 0.93 (±0.07) 0.93 (±0.08) 0.86 (±0.07) 0.86 (±0.07) 0.90 (±0.07)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 147.6 (±16.9)# 150.2 (±20.5)* 134.5 (±10.5)#* 119.6 (±11.4) 120.6 (±11.1) 125.1 (±10.6)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 86.5 (±10.6)# 89.6 (±11.0)# 84.1 (±7.9) 72.4 (±8.2) 73.0 (±8.0) 76.1 (±5.8)
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 99.2 (±34.5) 105.7 (±38.5) 75.3 (±13.6) 88.4 (±23.3) 91.4 (±36.9) 82.5 (±12.9)
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 220.5 (±43.3) 224.9 (±41.9) 204.1 (±41.8) 204.0 (±41.1) 206.0 (±40.7) 206.2 (±35.4)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 144.6 (±39.4) 148.4 (±36.0) 136.8 (±41.0) 134.1 (±35.1) 134.9 (±35.7) 131.3 (±24.3)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 46.2 (±9.7)# 46.8 (±9.7)* 39.5 (±5.5)#* 46.6 (±10.7) 47.7 (±11.0) 52.1 (±14.5)
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 148.0 (±84.7) 148.4 (±63.5) 138.5 (±59.7) 115.9 (±61.6) 115.8 (±68.1) 114.1 (±68.6)
  1. *#¥δMean values in the same row with the same superscript are significantly different from each other (p < 0.05)