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Table 2 The prevalence of clinical manifestations of atherothrombosis (N = 3,007)

From: Self-reported prevalence of atherothrombosis in a general population sample of adults in Greece; A telephone survey

  Angina Myocardial
infarction
Stroke Peripheral
arterial disease
Total population 2.5% 2.0% 1.6% 2.5%
Gender     
Male 6.3%* 3.2%* 1.8% 2.2%
Female 2.8% 1.0% 1.4% 2.7%
Age (in years)     
18-24 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%*
25-39 0.6% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
40-54 3.7% 1.2% 0.4% 1.6%
55-64 4.8% 2.1% 2.4% 3.7%
65+ 13.0% 6.7% 5.2% 7.0%
Marital status     
Married/living together 5.4%* 2.6%* 1.6%* 2.5%*
Single 0.9% 0.3% 0.6% 0.2%
Divorced/separated 5.6% 2.8% 0.0% 2.8%
Widowed 8.1% 2.3% 5.8% 10.5%
Area of residence     
Urban 4.4% 2.1% 1.7% 2.3%
Rural 5.0% 2.0% 1.3% 2.9%
Nationality     
Greek 4.6% 2.1% 1.6% 2.5%
Other 1.1% 1.1% 0.0% 2.3%
Occupational status     
Unemployed 1.8%* 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.6%*
Retired 12.4% 6.6% 5.6% 6.3%
University students 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Housewife 3.0% 0.7% 1.2% 2.3%
Servant 1.9% 0.7% 0.2% 0.7%
Self-employed 2.2% 0.9% 0.0% 1.9%
Farmer 4.1% 1.0% 1.0% 2.1%
BMI     
Normal weight 2.3%* 0.8%* 0.9%* 1.1%*
Overweight 4.7% 2.2% 1.9% 2.6%
Obese 9.1% 4.8% 2.7% 5.6%
Educational status     
Very low (6) 10.0%* 4.6%* 3.6%* 6.4%*
Low (6-12) 3.1% 1.4% 1.4% 1.6%
Moderate (12-14) 2.6% 0.7% 0.0% 0.7%
High (14-16) 3.5% 1.6% 1.0% 1.6%
Very high (>16) 0.9% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Smoking habits     
Non-smokers 5.6%* 2.7%* 2.1%* 2.9%
1-20 cigarettes 2.5% 1.2% 0.7% 1.5%
21+ 3.0% 0.6% 0.9% 2.1%
  1. * p-value < 0.05
  2. BMI: Body Mass Index