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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with mild coronary heart disease

From: Effects of comprehensive nursing intervention based on self-disclosure on improving alexithymia in elder patients with coronary heart disease

  Usual care CNISD P value
Coronary artery disease 540 (49.63%) 548 (50.37%) 0.93
Gender (male/female) 260/280 256/292 0.84
Age (years) 60 ± 8 58 ± 10 0.96
BMI (kg/m2) 26.42 ± 3.42 26.26 ± 3.56 0.80
Smoking history 345 (63.0%) 336 (62.2%) 0.75
History of hypertension 285 (52.0%) 280 (51.9%) 0.85
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.92 ± 0.80 3.90 ± 0.84 0.97
Triglycerids (mmol/L) 1.40 ± 0.62 1.43 ± 0.68 0.84
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.66 ± 0.75 1.70 ± 0.80 0.87
LDL-c (mmol/L) 3.05 ± 0.80 3.20 ± 0.90 0.90
hs-CRP (mg/L) 6.12 ± 0.81 6.20 ± 0.75 0.88
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or n (%)