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Table 2 Blood pressure indices of the study population according to smoking status

From: The association between smoking and blood pressure in men: a cross-sectional study

Variables Never smokers (n = 303) Former smokers (n = 145) Current smokers (n = 574)
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 125.81 ± 13.13 126.52 ± 13.30 124.11 ± 14.41b
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 79.65 ± 9.77 79.58 ± 9.90 78.35 ± 10.73a
Pulse pressure, mmHg 46.15 ± 8.90 46.94 ± 9.02 45.77 ± 9.77
Mean arterial pressure, mmHg 95.04 ± 10.19 95.22 ± 10.33 93.60 ± 11.19a
  1. Data are in mean ± SD. ANCOVA tests were used to compare SBP, DBP, MAP and PP among the smoking groups, while adjusting for age, BMI, alcohol drinking and ethnicity
  2. a: denotes statistical significance between Never smokers and current smokers
  3. b: denotes statistical significance between former smokers and current smokers