High-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentration in a healthy Brazilian population.

  title={High-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentration in a healthy Brazilian population.},
  author={Fernando Flores de Ara{\'u}jo and Alexandre da Costa Pereira and Maria do Ros{\'a}rio Dias de Oliveira Latorre and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Krieger and Alfredo Jos{\'e} Mansur},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={97 3},
BACKGROUND The use of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) for cardiovascular risk profiling requires knowledge of the distribution in different populations. We studied serum hs-CRP in a healthy Brazilian population, with no evidence of heart disease, relative to gender and smoking status as well as other clinical and laboratory variables. METHODS 684 healthy Brazilian individuals, aged 14-74 years (mean 40.6 years), 295 men (43.1%) and 389 women (56.9%), were enrolled between… CONTINUE READING