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Table 1 Background factors and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: The impact of personality factors on delay in seeking treatment of acute myocardial infarction

  Men Women  
  n = 237 73.4% n = 86 26.6% p-value
Age      
   26-50 years 45 19.0 10 11.6  
   51-60 years 93 39.2 30 34.9  
   61-70 years 99 41.8 46 53.5 0.04
Living alone 63 66.5 36 40.4 0.06
Employed or professionally active 121 50.8 32 36.0 0.02
Immigrant 46 19.4 10 11.6 0.09
Education      
   Low (< 9 years) 71 30,0 26 30.2  
   Intermediate 135 57.0 49 57.0  
   High (University) 31 13.1 11 12.8 0.94
Medical history      
Current smoker 103 43.5 46 53.5 0.11
Previous myocardial infarction 39 16.5 12 14.0 0.59
Treatment for hypertension 90 38.0 41 47.7 0.12
Treatment for hypercholesterolemia 57 24.1 16 18.6 0.30
Diabetes mellitus 37 15.6 14 16.3 0.89
Body Mass Index ≥ 30 54 22.8 32 37.2 0.01
History of family MI 81 34.2 22 25.6 0.14
  1. Data given as n%
  2. MI = myocardial infarction