Table 1

Patient characteristics at baseline (vaccination visit; n=167)

n (%) or mean±SD
Age (years)75±7
Female gender53
Weight (kg)78±19
Height167±10
Diabetes mellitus31 (19)
Hypertension84 (50)
Smoking status
 Current smoker9 (5)
 Never smoked79 (47)
 Former smoker79 (47)
Hyperlipidaemia84 (50)
Coronary artery disease30 (18)
Murmurs on auscultation
 AS-specific murmur6 (3.6)
 Unspecific murmur24 (14.4)
 No murmur137 (82.0)
  • AS, aortic stenosis.