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Table 1 Clinical characteristics at baseline of men and women with a first myocardial infarction during four consecutive time periods, 1985 to 2006*

From: Better long-term survival in young and middle-aged women than in men after a first myocardial infarction between 1985 and 2006. an analysis of 8630 patients in the Northern Sweden MONICA Study

   1985-1988 1989-1994 1995-2000 2001-2006 1985-2006
Men N 1463 1927 1711 1662 6763
  Survived (%) 408 (27.8) 903 (46.9) 1092 (63.8) 1296 (78.0) 3697 (54.7)
  Age (%) 55.60 55.30 55.30 55.70 55.50
  IHD (%)   355 (30.1) 520 (31.3) 412 (25.3) 1287 (28.8)
  Hypertension (%)   782 (42.6) 531 (33.4) 598 (36.9) 1911 (37.9)
  Diabetes (%)   221 (11.6) 242 (14.2) 262 (15.9) 725 (13.8)
  Regular smoking (%)   683 (38.2) 545 (43.0) 516 (38.2) 1744 (39.6)
Women N 350 509 495 514 1868
  Survived (%) 101 (28.9) 230 (45.2) 338 (68.3) 401 (78.0) 1070 (57.3)
  Age 57.10 56.50 55.90 56.20 56.40
  IHD (%)   86 (27.5) 138 (29.0) 127 (25.2) 351 (27.2)
  Hypertension (%)   247 (50.9) 196 (42.4) 231 (47.2) 674 (46.9)
  Diabetes (%)   82 (16.3) 71 (14.4) 97 (18.9) 250 (16.6)
  1. * Missing data: IHD 15.5%, hypertension 5%, diabetes 0.6%, smoker 16%.