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Table 2 Frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in the whole study group (N = 4979)

From: Oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs used in prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly people in Poland

Risk factor n (%) ND (n)
Pharmacologically treated hypertension 2941 -
  (59.1%)  
Previus myocardial infarct 554 156
  (11.5%) (3.1%)
Previous stroke 426 27
  (8.6%) (0.5%)
History of atrial fibrilation 875 302
  (18.7%) (6.1%)
Coronary heart disease (without myocardial infarct) 696 173
  (14.9%) (3.5%)
Congestive heart failure 531 184
  (11.1%) (3.7%)
Pharmacologically treated diabetes 1006 982
  (25.2%) (19.7%)
Pharmacologically treated dyslipidaemia 1258 -
  (25.3%)  
Current smoker 449 21
  (9.1%) (0.4%)
Overweight/obesity 3337 355
(BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) (72.2%) (7.1%)
  1. ND – not documented.