Table 1

Baseline clinical characteristics of the study population

Percentage
Sex (men)76.5
Age (average┬▒SD)70┬▒8
Chronic renal failure20.6
Hypertension61.8
Dyslipidaemia67.6
Smoking habits14.7
History of coronary artery disease23.5
Obesity23.5
Diabetes mellitus29.4
Oral hypoglycaemic agents14.7
Insulin11.8