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Table 2 Activity at time of death in SCD victims aged 1–35 years in Denmark 2000–2009, divided by gender

From: Gender differences in sudden cardiac death in the young-a nationwide study

SCD population aged 1–35 years All n = 635 (%) Men n = 430 (%) Women n = 205 (%) p-value
Activity at death, n = 544   n = 371 n = 173  
 Awake and relaxed 285 (52) 193 (52) 92 (53) 0.04
 Sleeping 193 (35) 124 (33) 69 (40)
 Moderate to high intensity activity including sport 45 (8) 39 (11) 6 (3)
 Sex 6 (1) 3 (1) 3 (2)
 Eating 6 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1)
 Walking 4 (1) 3 (1) 1 (1)
 Other 5 (1) 5 (1) -
Age group 1–18 years All n = 119 (%) Men n = 77 (%) Women n = 42 (%) p-value
Activity at death, n = 105   n = 71 n = 34  
 Awake and relaxed 48 (46) 30 (42) 18 (53) 0.35
 Sleeping 39 (37) 27 (38) 12 (35)
 Moderate to high intensity activity including sport 16 (15) 13 (18) 3 (9)
 Sex - - -
 Eating - - -
 Walking 1 (1) - 1 (3)
 Other 1 (1) 1 (1) -
Age group 19–35 years All n = 516 (%) Men n = 353 (%) Women n = 163 (%) p-value
Activity at death, n = 439   n = 300 n = 139  
 Awake and relaxed 237 (54) 163 (54) 74 (53) 0.04
 Sleeping 154 (35) 97 (32) 57 (41)
 Moderate to high intensity activity including sport 29 (7) 26 (9) 3 (2)
 Sex 6 (1) 3 (1) 3 (2)
 Eating 6 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1)
 Walking 3 (1) 3 (1) -
 Other 4 (1) 4 (1) -