Controls  Cases
  Non-smokingcontrols (n=248) Smoking controls (n=66) Non-smoking ACS (n=236) Smoking        ACS (n=55) Non-smoking AMI (n=152) Smoking     AMI (n=45) Non-smoking UAP (n=84) Smoking UAP (n=10)
Mean (SD)
Age (years) 63.4 (9.57) 61.9 (8.25) 64.2 (8.33) 56.8 (9.38) ‡ 64.6 (8.06) 56.9 (9.31) * 63.3 (8.78) 56.3 (10.19) *
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.77 (1.04) 5.78 (1.12) 5.34 (1.30) 5.18 (1.15) 5.35 (1.12) 5.20 (1.20) 5.32 (1.64) 5.06 (0.78)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.69 (1.05) 3.74 (1.13) 3.40 (1.05) 3.10 (1.11) 3.50 (1.09) 3.15 (1.14) 3.13 (0.88) 2.70 (0.85)
CRP (mg/l) 2.08 (2.08) 2.96 (2.91) * 20.8 (33.5) 39.7 (61.3) * 25.8 (37.4) 46.9 (64.9) 11.9 (22.7) 3.80 (1.88)
Systolicbloodpressure (mmHg)  -  - 140.7 (19.8) 134.3 (21.7) 140.9 (21.4) 132.9 (22.5) 140.4 (17.2) 143.3 (15.3)
Diastolicbloodpressure (mmHg)  -  - 79.5 (11.4) 82.1 (12.8) 79.9 (12.1) 81.3 (13.5) 78.9 (10.3) 86.7 (5.77)
n (%) 
Sex (% men) 196 (79.0) 50 (75.8) 186 (78.8) 45 (81.8) 118 (77.6) 35 (77.8) 68 (81.0) 10 (100.0)
Diabetic  -  - 30 (13.2) 7 (13.0) 20 (13.6) 6 (13.6)  10 (12.3) 1 (10.0)
"Lipidlowering"-medicated  -  -     23 (15.1) 8 (17.8) 32 (40.5) 6 (60)
*p<0.05, † p<0.01, ‡ p<0.001 compared to the corresponding non-smoking category using the Mann-Whitney test for continuous variables and Chi-square test for categorical variables
Table 1: Characteristics of the subjects according to the smoking status.