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Table 1 Background characteristics of the participants

From: Symptoms and delay times during myocardial infarction in 694 patients with and without diabetes; an explorative cross-sectional study

Background characteristics Patients with diabetes, n = 96 Patients without diabetes, n = 598 p-value
Age, mean (sd) 66.5 (12.1) 65.9 (11.2) 0.6
Sex, male, n (%) 65 (67.7) 460 (76.9) 0.051
Distance to hospital, n (%)a    
 ≤1 km 8 (8.3) 35 (6.0) 0.6
 110 km 32 (33.3) 208 (35.4)  
 1050 km 38 (39.6) 254 (43.2)  
 > 50 km 18 (18.8) 91 (15.5)  
Marital status, n (%)    
 Married/cohabitant 66 (68.8) 429 (71.7) 0.5
Educational level, n (%)a    
 Compulsory school 48 (50.0) 253 (42.4) 0.4
 Gymnasium 31 (32.3) 221 (37.1)  
 Higher education 17 (17.7) 122 (20.5)  
History of, n (%)a    
 Hypertension 80 (83.3) 249 (42.1) <0.001
 Angina pectoris 25 (27.8) 78 (13.3) <0.001
 Atrial fibrillation 7 (7.8) 32 (5.5) 0.4
 Heart failure 5 (5.5) 17 (2.9) 0.2
 MI 20 (22.0) 84 (14.2) 0.055
 Stroke 5 (5.2) 21 (3.5) 0.4
 Current smoker 18 (18.8) 132 (22.3) 0.4
Type of infarction, n (%)a    
 STEMI 74 (77.1) 458 (76.6) 0.9
 NSTEMI 22 (22.9) 140 (23.4)  
  1. aDifferences in percentages are due to missing responses
  2. Significant results (p < 0.05) are presented in bold style