Table 3

Baseline characteristics of the participants in the PRECISE study (n=3067)

Age (years), mean±SD61.2±6.7
Female, n (%)1640 (53.5)
Han ethnicity, n (%)2973 (96.9)
Education, n (%)
Illiteracy561 (18.3)
Elementary school802 (26.1)
Middle school932 (30.4)
High school581 (18.9)
University or above191 (6.2)
Current smoker, n (%)629 (20.5)
Current drinker, n (%)574 (18.7)
Medical history, n (%)
 Stroke87 (2.8)
 Heart diseases249 (8.1)
 Hypertension1321 (43.1)
 Diabetes mellitus663 (21.6)
 Hypercholesterolemia616 (20.1)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg, median (IQR)128.5 (118–139)
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg, median (IQR)75(69–81)
Fasting plasma glucose, mmol/L, median (IQR)5.6 (5.2–6.1)
TC, mmol/L, median (IQR)5.2 (4.6–5.9)
TG, mmol/L, median (IQR)1.5 (1.0–2.1)
HDL-C, mmol/L, median (IQR)1.3 (1.1–1.6)
LDL-C, mmol/L, median (IQR)2.7 (2.3–3.3)
MoCA score, median (IQR)23(20-26)
  • HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; MoCA, Montreal Cognitive Assessment; PRECISE, PolyvasculaR Evaluation for Cognitive Impairment and vaScular Events; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglyceride.