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Table 1 Characteristics of smokers and nonsmokers.

From: Decreased blood antioxidant capacity and increased lipid peroxidation in young cigarette smokers compared to nonsmokers: Impact of dietary intake

Variable Smokers (n = 15) Nonsmokers (n = 13)
Age (yrs) 24 ± 4 24 ± 5
Height (cm) 173 ± 8 172 ± 8
Weight (kg) 81 ± 14 77 ± 15
BMI (kg·m-2) 26.7 ± 4 25.5 ± 3
Resting Heart Rate (bpm) 70 ± 3 67 ± 3
Resting SBP (mmHg) 120 ± 12 116 ± 10
Resting DBP (mmHg) 78 ± 10 74 ± 10
Cigarettes per day 11 ± 10 NA
Years smoking 6 ± 5 NA
Pack-Years 3 ± 4 NA
  1. Note: Values are mean ± SD. No statistical differences were noted between groups for any of the above variables (p > 0.05). BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.