Table 2

Erythrocyte catalase activity and serum total homocysteine in patients with different cardiovascular risk factors
Risk factor Catalase (kU/g Hb) P Homocysteine (μmol/L) P
Sex Men 294 ± 129 NS 25.8 ± 11.6 NS
Women 271 ± 152 28 ± 18.4
Diabetes Yes 290 ± 152 NS 26.3 ± 15.9 NS
No 268 ± 121 27.8 ± 14.9
Dyslipidemia Yes 282 ± 151 NS 26.5 ± 12.3 NS
No 279 ± 124 27.6 ± 19.6
Obesity Yes 298 ± 131 NS 24.7 ± 13.2 NS
No 268 ± 150 29.1 ± 17.2
Hypertension Yes 211 ± 90 < 0.001 30 ± 17 < 0.001
No 412 ± 95 20.3 ± 8.2
Smoking Yes 224 ± 105 < 0.001 28.4 ± 13.1 NS
No 377 ± 142 24.5 ± 18.7
Alcohol Yes 275 ± 148 NS 24.5 ± 18.7 NS
No 387 ± 135 28.6 ± 11

Values are expressed as mean ± SD.

NS: not significant.

Noichri et al.

Noichri et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:68   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-68

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