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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study group (n = 32)

From: Smoking decreases the level of circulating CD34+ progenitor cells in young healthy women - a pilot study

   Whole group (n = 32) Non-smokers (n = 15) Smokers (n = 17)
Age* (years) 31.3 ± 3.2 29.7 ± 2.9 32.4 ± 2.9
BMI (kg/m2) 21.3 ± 1.5 21.3 ± 1.7 21.3 ± 1.4
Cycle length (days) 28.7 ± 2.1 29 ± 2.2 28.5 ± 1.5
Nicotine abuse (pack years) - - 14.8 ± 4.6
RR syst (mmHg) 98 ± 33 102 ± 30 94 ± 36
RR diast (mmHg) 65 ± 22 67 ± 20 63 ± 25
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 164 ± 23 158 ± 17 168 ± 27
HDL (mg/dl) 64.4 ± 10.1 66.9 ± 9.1 62.2 ± 10.7
LDL (mg/dl) 85.8 ± 24.5 79.9 ± 16.5 91.1 ± 29.4
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 67.7 ± 28.4 57.5 ± 13.4 76.7 ± 35.0
Lipoprotein(a) (mg/dl) 7.0 ± 4.0 7.4 ± 4.2 6.6 ± 3.8
hsCrP (mg/dl) 0.08 ± 0.07 0.09 ± 0.08 0.08 ± 0.06
Insulin (mIU/l) 5.6 ± 2.2 5.2 ± 2.1 6.0 ± 2.3
Glucose (mg/dl) 87.7 ± 7.2 87.0 ± 4.9 88.4 ± 8.8
Homocystein (μmol/l) 8.5 ± 1.7 8.2 ± 1.7 8.7 ± 1.8
Folic acid (μg/l) 8.8 ± 4.5 10.2 ± 5.6 7.6 ± 2.8
Uric acid (μmol/l) 3.9 ± 0.9 3.7 ± 0.9 4.1 ± 0.8
Estradiol (pmol/l) 613 ± 194 598 ± 191 626 ± 201
Progesterone (nmol/l) 51.4 ± 17.6 51.2 ± 16.4 51.5 ± 19.2
LH (IU/l) 4.7 ± 2.9 4.5 ± 3.8 4.9 ± 2.0
FSH (IU/l) 2.7 ± 1.2 2.8 ± 1.5 2.7 ± 0.7
  1. *p < 0.05 for comparison of non-smokers with smokers; values are mean ± SD;
  2. BMI = body mass index; LH = luteinising hormone; FSH = follicle stimulating hormone; RR syst = systolic blood pressure; RR diast = diastolic blood pressure; HDL = high-density lipoprotein; LDL = low-density lipoprotein; hsCrP = high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.