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Table 1 Baseline and stress characteristics

From: Personality may influence reactivity to stress

Variables (N = 87) Baseline Mental stress test Cold pressor test
Systolic BP (mmHg) 125.0 ± 1.5 148.5 ± 2.1 145.1 ± 1.6
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 65.2 ± 0.9 79.5 ± 1.1 80.5 ± 1.0
Heart rate (beats/min) 60.7 ± 0.9 80.8 ± 1.8 69.4 ± 1.2
Epinephrine (pg/mL) 45.22 ± 3.39 119.3 ± 8.9 78.3 ± 5.2
Norepinephrine (pg/mL) 110.70 ± 6.14 198.0 ± 9.3 158.5 ± 8.4
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.01 ± 0.08   
HDL (mmol/L) 1.12 ± 0.02   
HDL:total cholesterol ratio 0.29 ± 0.01   
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.84 ± 0.04   
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 4.21 ± 0.06   
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.39 ± 0.32   
  1. The values are given as mean ± SEM. BP: blood pressure, HDL: high density lipoprotein.