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Table 1 Characteristics of Elderly According to Their PAD Status

From: Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and related risk factors in Turkish elders

Characteristics PAD (-) PAD (+)
Age in years, mean (SD)* 77.42 (6.96) 80.77 (5.69)
  n (%) n (%)
Participants 477 (94.1) 30 (5.9)
Male Gender* 174 (36.5) 17 (56.7)
Risk Factors   
Hypertension 356 (74.6) 27 (90.0)
Type 2 DM * 111(23.3) 12 (40.0)
Hyperlipidemia 119 (25.0) 11 (36.7)
Smoking* 131 (27.5) 15 (50.0)
BMI   
Normal 185 (38.8) 11 (36.7)
Overweight 202 (42.3) 11 (36.7)
Obese 90 (18.9) 8 (26.6)
Other Chronic Disease   
Coronary artery disease* 127 (26.6) 16 (53.3)
Cerebral disease 81 (17.0) 6 (20.0)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease* 47 (9.9) 8 (26.7)
Other clinical conditions   
History of MI 29 (6.1) 3 (10.0)
Alcohol 49 (10.3) 7 (10.9)
Cardiovascular surgery 71 (14,9) 6 (20)
Anticoagulant treatments   
Acetyl salicylic acid 272 (57.3) 21 (70)
Clopidogrel* 17 (3.6) 4 (13.3)
Coumadin 19 (4.0) 2 (6.7)
  1. SD: Standard deviation.
  2. *p < 0.05