Table 2

Vascular risk factors and their association with plasma ACE levels

VariableβSEp value
β, Regression coefficient; SE, standard error of the coefficient
*Number of the D alleles used in the equation (II = 0, ID = 1 and DD = 2)
ACE I/D polymorphism*2.710.35<0.01
Current smoking1.920.61<0.01
Male sex0.630.540.24
Body mass index0.070.080.37
Total cholesterol−
HDL cholesterol0.950.760.22
Systolic BP−
Diastolic BP−