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Table 1 Background and clinical characteristics

From: Behavior in a stressful situation, personality factors, and disease severity in patients with acute myocardial infarction: baseline findings from the prospective cohort study SECAMI (The Secondary Prevention and Compliance following Acute Myocardial Infarction-study)

    Maximum troponin I;
Above median
n = 74
Maximum creatine
kinase-MB;
Above median
n = 74
Q-wave infarction
n = 51
Left ventricular ejection
fraction (LVEF) ≤ 50%
n = 79
  n % OR1
(95% CI2)
p OR1
(95% CI2)
p OR1
(95% CI2)
p OR1
(95% CI2)
p
Age 58.1 (mean) ± 8.7 (SD3) 0.98
(0.94-1.01)
0.22 0.98
(0.94-1.01)
0.18 1.02
(0.98-1.06)
0.45 1.01
(0.97-1.05)
0.56
Female sex 39 26.5 0.69
(0.33-1.45)
0.33 0.80
(0.38-1.66)
0.54 1.08
(0.50-2.31)
0.85 2.42
(1.11-5.27)
0.03
Immigrant 17 11.6 2.63
(0.88-7.90)
0.08 2.63
(0.88-7.90)
0.08 1.80
(0.65-4.99)
0.26 0.56
(0.20-1.57)
0.27
Educational level less than 9 years 42 28.6 0.50
(0.24-1.04)
0.06 0.50
(0.24-1.04)
0.06 1.07
(0.50-2.25)
0.87 0.71
(0.35-1.45)
0.35
History of myocardial infarction 18 12.2 0.76
(0.28-2.06)
0.59 0.45
(0.16-1.27)
0.13 0.34
(0.09-1.23)
0.10 2.48
(0.84-7.36)
0.10
Previous revascularization4 17 11.6 0.37
(0.12-1.11)
0.08 0.18
(0.05-0.65)
0.01 0.37
(0.10-1.34)
0.13 1.67
(0.58-4.79)
0.34
Treatment for hypertension 65 44.2 1.15
(0.60-2.21)
0.67 0.92
(0.48-1.77)
0.81 1.52
(0.77-3.01)
0.23 1.26
(0.65-2.42)
0.49
Treatment for hyperlipidemia 31 21.1 0.91
(0.41-2.00)
0.81 0.55
(0.25-1.24)
0.15 1.05
(0.46-2.40)
0.92 1.48
(0.66-3.32)
0.34
Treatment for angina pectoris 29 19.7 0.44
(0.19-1.04)
0.06 0.37
(0.15-0.87)
0.02 0.99
(0.42-2.32)
0.98 2.72
(1.11-6.62)
0.03
Treatment for diabetes mellitus 22 15.0 0.51
(0.20-1.30)
0.16 0.79
(0.32-1.97)
0.62 0.86
(0.33-2.27)
0.76 1.62
(0.63-4.12)
0.32
BMI 27.5 (mean) ± 4.5 (SD3) 1.01
(0.94-1.09)
0.76 1.02
(0.94-1.09)
0.68 0.98
(0.91-1.06)
0.65 1.03
(0.96-1.11)
0.38
Living alone 36 24.5 0.63
(0.29-1.35)
0.23 1.14
(0.54-2.42)
0.74 1.49
(0.69-3.22)
0.31 0.82
(0.39-1.74)
0.61
Currently smoking 65 44.2 1.44
(0.75-2.76)
0.28 2.26
(1.16-4.39)
0.02 1.72
(0.87-3.41)
0.12 1.13
(0.59-2.16)
0.72
Presently not employed or professionally active 74 50.3 0.70
(0.37-1.34)
0.28 0.78
(0.41-1.50)
0.46 1.49
(0.75-2.96)
0.25 1.78
(0.92-3.43)
0.09
Moderate to severe level of depression (BDI ≥ 17) 15 10.2 1.14
(0.39-3.33)
0.81 1.14
(0.39-3.33)
0.81 0.66
(0.20-2.18)
0.49 6.50
(1.41-29.94)
0.02
  1. Distribution and associations with four different indicators of severity of myocardial infarction (n = 147).
  2. 1Odds Ratio; 2Confidence Interval; 3Standard Deviation; 4PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) or CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)