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Table 1 Characteristics considered in the basic assessment tool by unrecognized myocardial infarction status

From: Assessment tools for unrecognized myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke population

  UMI No MI p-value
(n = 740) (n = 15,913)
Age (years) 66.7 (9.9) 63.2 (9.6) <0.001
Female (%) 61.8 65.8 0.03
African-American (%) 42.2 41.3 0.66
Smoking status (%)    0.003
 Never smoker 45.1 50.0  
 Past smoker 36.8 35.9  
 Current smoker 18.1 14.1  
Alcohol use (%)    0.40
 None 64.0 62.6  
 Moderate 32.8 33.3  
 Heavy 3.2 4.1  
History of stroke (%) 6.8 4.3 0.002
History of transient ischemic attack (%) 4.9 3.2 0.01
History of deep vein thrombosis (%) 4.6 4.6 0.93
History of peripheral vascular disease (%) 1.6 1.1 0.24
History of dialysis (%) 0.4 0.2 0.17
History of falls (%) 18.7 15.5 0.02
Self-reported diabetes (%) 24.6 18.9 <0.001
Self-reported hypertension (%) 68.0 54.4 <0.001
Self-reported dyslipidemia (%) 50.1 49.3 0.64
Family history of myocardial infarction (%) 31.1 33.7 0.13
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 130 (18) 126 (16) <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77 (10) 76 (10) 0.12
Current use of antihypertensives (%) 64.0 49.5 <0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.0 (6.9) 29.4 (6.3) 0.10
  1. Numbers in table are mean (standard deviation) or percent. UMI Unrecognized myocardial infarction; MI Myocardial infarction.