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Table 1 Baseline Patient Characteristics of Analysis Cohort

From: Recent hospitalization for Non-coronary events and use of preventive medications for coronary artery disease: An observational cohort study

Characteristic Entire Cohort
(n = 13,211)
Age (yrs)  
   < 55 1,162 (8.8%)
   55-65 3,900 (29.5%)
   65-75 3,209 (24.3%)
   ≥ 75 4,940 (37.4%)
Female 169 (1.3%)
Ethnicity  
   White 7,461 (56.5%)
   Non-white 2,105 (15.9%)
   Unknown 3,645 (27.6%)
Socioeconomic status  
   Low 6,875 (52.0%)
   Middle 4,917 (37.2%)
   High 1,419 (10.7%)
Current smoker 3,190 (24.2%)
Coronary artery bypass grafting 4,087 (30.9%)
Percutaneous coronary intervention 3,042 (23.0%)
Hypertension 9,360 (70.9%)
Hyperlipidemia 9,512 (72.0%)
Diabetes 2,373 (18.0%)
Heart failure 5,513 (41.7%)
Cerebral vascular disease 1,019 (7.7%)
Peripheral vascular disease 2,028 (15.4%)
Chronic kidney disease 2,398 (18.2%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2,515 (19.0%)
Time interval since ACS hospitalization  
   ≥ 6 months 1,623 (12.3%)
   6-12 months 616 (4.7%)
   12-24 months 779 (5.9%)
   > 24 months 10,193 (77.2%)
Time interval since non-ACS hospitalization  
   ≤ 6 months 3,460 (26.2%)
   6-12 months 1,248 (9.5%)
   12-24 months 1,343 (10.2%)
   > 24 months 7,160 (54.2%)
  1. Data was complete for all covariates with the exception of ethnicity.
  2. ACS = acute coronary syndrome.