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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of the association between earlobe crease and history or risk of cardiovascular disease, CoLaus study, Lausanne, 2009–2012

From: Did Dumbo suffer a heart attack? independent association between earlobe crease and cardiovascular disease

Earlobe crease Absence (n = 3829) Presence (n = 806) P-value
History of
 Any cardiovascular disease 244 (6.4) 122 (15.1) <0.001
 Coronary artery disease 92 (2.4) 60 (7.5) <0.001
 Angina pectoris 61 (1.6) 30 (3.7) <0.001
 Myocardial infarction 60 (1.6) 34 (4.2) <0.001
 Stroke 61 (1.6) 28 (3.5) <0.001
 Coronary artery bypass graft 33 (0.9) 22 (2.7) <0.001
High cardiovascular disease risk
 SCORE recalibrated 466 (12.2) 221 (27.5) <0.001
 Framingham 1998 355 (9.3) 161 (20.0) <0.001
 Framingham 1998 recalibrated 453 (11.8) 201 (24.9) <0.001
  1. Results are expressed as number of participants (column %). Statistical analysis by chi-square. High cardiovascular disease risk is defined as a 10-year risk ≥5 % for SCORE and as a 10-year risk ≥20 % for Framingham