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Table 3 Symptom characteristics and symptom interpretation in patients with and without diabetes

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

  Patients with diabetes, n = 96 Patients without diabetes, n = 598 p-value
How the pain occurred, n (%)    
-Transient 5 (5.4) 17 (2.9) 0.7
-Come and go 23 (24.7) 145 (24.9)  
-Persistent 48 (51.6) 317 (54.4)  
-Increasing 17 (18.3) 104 (17.8)  
Interpretation of symptoms as originating from the heart, n (%) 64 (66.7) 398 (66.7) 1.0
Number of symptoms >5, n (%) 43 (44.8) 223 (37.3) 0.2
Number of symptoms, Md [Q1,Q3] 5.0 [3.0,7.0] 5.0 [3.0,6.0] 0.6
Pain intensity, NRS, Md [Q1,Q3] 7.0 [6.0,8.0] 7.0 [6.0,8.0] 0.9
  1. NRS numeric rating scale of 0–10