White blood cell subsets are associated with carotid intima-media thickness and pulse wave velocity in an older Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.

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  • Chao Jiang
  • JM Lin
  • XJ Yue
  • YL Jin
  • Wei Zhang
  • T Lam


Cross-sectional associations between white blood cell (WBC) count, lymphocyte and granulocyte numbers, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (PWV) were examined in a novel older Chinese community sample. A total of 817 men and 760 women from a sub-study of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study had a full blood count measured by an automated hematology analyzer, carotid IMT by B-mode ultrasonography and brachial-ankle PWV by a non-invasive automatic waveform analyzer. Following adjustment for confounders, WBC count (β=0.07, P


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Early online date9 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2012