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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population (N = 14,114)

From: The association between processes, structures and outcomes of secondary prevention care among VA ischemic heart disease patients

Patient characteristics N (%)
Age, mean years (STD)*# 68.1 (10.5)
Male gender 13,802 (97.8%)
White race 12,040 (85.3%)
Married* 8,246 (58.4%)
Distance from home to medical center, mean miles (STD) 71.6 (203)
Prior myocardial infarction* 1,557 (11.0%)
Prior percutaneous coronary intervention*# 1,278 (9.0%)
Prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery*# 2,971 (21.0%)
Congestive heart failure# 2,954 (20.9%)
Diabetes* 4,939 (35.0%)
Hypertension*# 10,093 (71.5%)
Hyperlipidemia*# 7,856 (55.7%)
Obese (BMI>30 kg/m2)# 6,048 (42.8%)
Smoker 2,909 (20.6%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease# 4,201 (29.8%)
Cerebrovascular disease# 1,542 (10.9%)
Peripheral vascular disease# 1,613 (11.4%)
Renal disease 845 (6.0%)
Malignancy# 1,711 (12.1%)
  1. *Significantly associated with LDL guideline concordance
  2. #Significantly associated with BP guideline concordance