Table VII Characteristics of the study population

An additional 98 young control donors (mean age ± S.D., 42 ± 6 years; range, 27–50 years) are included in the category ≤50 in Fig. 4. Values in parentheses reflect percent of total cohort.

Property/categoryControl donors n = 488AMD donors n = 916
Age (years)*
    Mean ± S.D.67 ± 1578 ± 8
    Range51–8951–97
Gender
    Male286 (58.6%)463 (50.5%)
    Female202 (41.4%)453 (49.5%)
Race
    Caucasian401 (82.2%)884 (96.5%)
    African-American79 (16.2%)20 (2.2%)
    Other8 (1.6%)12 (1.3%)
Smoking status
    Non-smoker281 (57.6%)443 (48.4%)
    Smoker207 (42.4%)473 (51.6%)
Health history
    Hypertension251 (51.4%)509 (55.6%)
    Hyperlipidemia196 (40.2%)331 (36.1%)
    Diabetes76 (15.6%)130 (14.2%)
    Cardiovascular disease86 (17.6%)247 (27.0%)