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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Rheumatic heart disease in Uganda: predictors of morbidity and mortality one year after presentation

Variable Category N (%)
Sex Female 300 (66.8)
Age
  <15 73 (16.3)
  16–30 150 (33.6)
  31–49 160 (35.6)
  >50 66 (14.7)
  Mean 31.4
Education
  None 49 (10.1)
  Primary 215 (47.9)
  Secondary 131 (29.2)
  Vocational 16 (3.6)
  University 38 (8.5)
Occupation
  None 115 (25.6)
  Student 206 (45.8)
  Small business 119 (26.5)
  Civil servant 9 (2.0)
NYHA Class
  Class 1 228 (50.8)
  Class 2 91 (20.3)
  Class 3 110 (24.5)
  Class 4 20 (0.9)
Complications
  Heart failure 208 (46.3)
  ARF 61 (13.6)
  Stroke 9 (2.0)
  Infect Endocarditis 18 (4.0)
  Atrial fibrillation 91 (20.3)
Echocardiography
  LVIDd >55 mm 211 (46.9)
  LVIDs >40 mm 146 (32.5)
  Left atrial diameter >40 mm 364 (81.1)
  Ejection fraction <40 28 (6.2)
  Mitral regurgitation 304 (67.7)
  Mitral stenosis 131 (29.1)
  Aortic regurgitation 150 (33.4)
  Aortic stenosis 17 (3.8)
Laboratory
  ASO titer >240 61 (13.6)
  C reactive protein >5 152(33.9)
  1. N number, NYHA New York Heart Association, ARF acute rheumatic fever, LVIDd left ventricular internal dimension in diastole, LVIDs left ventricular internal dimension in systole, ASO anti-streptolysin-O