Table 2

Main characteristics of the patients who died of cardiovascular disease

Patient BGPatient GGPatient TC
Laboratory data were obtained within the six months preceding death.
HDL, high density lipoprotein. 

Age at death (y)6863 58
Cause of deathIschaemic strokeIschaemic strokeAcute myocardial infarction
Total bilirubin (μmol/l)1412176
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.5 5.9 19.1
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.1 1.8 1.4
Total /HDL cholesterol ratio 3.2 3.3 13.6
Other risk factorsDiabetesCigarette smoking, obesityDiabetes