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Table 1 Comparison of respondents reporting diagnosis of atherosclerosis without history of CVD event in the baseline survey versus respondents with no diagnosis of atherosclerosis and no history of CVD event

From: Atherosclerosis profile and incidence of cardiovascular events: a population-based survey

Characteristics Atherosclerosis at baseline
(n = 488)
No atherosclerosis at baseline
(n = 13,596)
Age, years, mean (SD) 66.9 (12.8)* 51.3 (15.6)
Men, n (%) 276 (56.6%)* 4885 (35.9%)
Race, n (%)   
   White 431 (88.3%) 11,779 (86.6%)
   Black 34 (7.0%) 1025 (7.5%)
   Other 9 (1.8%) 384 (2.8%)
Income, n (%)   
>$22,500-$39,999 259 (53.1%)* 5718 (42.1%)
$40,000-$89,999 153 (31.3%) 5144 (37.8%)
≥$90,000 76 (15.6%) 2734 (20.1%)
Geographic region, n (%)   
   Northeast 116 (23.8%)* 2612 (19.2%)
   North Central 120 (24.6%) 3372 (24.8%)
   South Atlantic 108 (22.1%) 2592 (19.1%)
   South Central 85 (17.4%) 2258 (16.6%)
   Mountain 19 (3.9%) 901 (6.6%)
   Pacific 40 (8.2%) 1861 (13.7%)
Education, n (%)   
   <8 th grade-High school GED 174 (35.8%)* 3949 (29.4%)
   Some college-college graduate 253 (52.1%) 7660 (57.0%)
   Graduate degree 59 (12.1%) 1835 (13.6%)
Dyslipidemia diagnosis, n (%) 401 (82.2%)* 6501 (47.8%)
Circulation problem diagnosis, n (%) 201 (41.2%)* 1184 (8.7%)
Diabetes diagnosis, n (%) 180 (36.9%)* 4243 (31.2%)
Hypertension diagnosis, n (%) 375 (76.8%)* 5796 (42.6%)
BMI category, n (%)   
   Underweight 2 (0.4%) 175 (1.3%)
   Normal weight 71 (14.8%)* 2889 (21.6%)
   Overweight 157 (32.7%) 3893 (29.1%)
   Obese 250 (52.1%) 6417 (48.0%)
Abdominal obesity (waist circumference), n (%)† 386 (85.4%)* 8948 (70.9%)
Cholesterol test in past year, n (%)† 447 (94.3%)* 8943 (71.1%)
Smoking, n (%)   
   Current smoker 83 (17.4%) 2416 (18.0%)
   Past smoker 235 (49.2%)* 3848 (28.7%)
   Never smoked 160 (33.5%) 7147 (53.3%)
  1. *Chi-square p < 0.01; †Group n slightly less than other variables
  2. BMI = body mass index; CVD = cardiovascular disease; GED = general equivalency diploma