Table 2

Telomere Length Measurements of Study Population

All (N = 163, 100%)Men (n = 130, 80%)Women (n = 33, 20%)
Age, yrs62 ± 15 (30–89)62 ± 15 (30–89)64 ± 16 (30–85)
TL, kb
 Leukocyte3.58 ± 0.86 (162)3.61 ± 0.83 (129)3.46 ± 0.98 (33)
 Skeletal muscle6.35 ± 1.78 (154)6.35 ± 1.82 (121)6.37 ± 1.64 (33)
 Right atrium6.62 ± 1.76 (129)6.56 ± 1.84 (103)6.86 ± 1.42 (26)
ΔTL, kb
 Skeletal muscle — leukocyte2.77 ± 1.62 (153)2.73 ± 1.66 (120)2.92 ± 1.47 (33)
 Right atrium — leukocyte3.04 ± 1.59 (129)2.94 ± 1.69 (103)3.41 ± 1.07 (26)

Values are mean ± SD (range) or mean ± SD (n).

kb = kilobase; TL = telomere length; ΔTL = change in TL.