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Table 1 Baseline demographics

From: An exploration of the subjective social status construct in patients with acute coronary syndrome

   Low Societal SSS
N = 518, n (%)
High Societal SSS
N = 572, n (%)
P-value
Age (years) Mean (SD) 48.1 (5.9) 48.3 (5.8) 0.57
Female   192 (37.1) 154 (26.9) < 0.01
Ethnicity Caucasian 436 (85.8) 496 (88.9) 0.23
Aboriginal 18 (3.5) 13 (2.3)
Chinese 48 (9.5) 39 (7.0)
Other 6 (1.2) 10 (1.8)
First Language English 288 (58.0) 335 (60.8) 0.04
French 125 (25.2) 153 (27.8)
Other 84 (16.9) 63 (11.4)
Current Smoker   251 (48.5) 187 (32.7) < 0.01
Low Household Income <$50,000 221 (50.8) 99 (20.3) < 0.01
Education No degree, certificate, diploma 79 (15.5) 51 (9.0) < 0.01
High School Diploma 143 (28.1) 128 (22.6)
Some Post-Secondary 105 (20.6) 102 (18.0)
Completed Post-Secondary 117 (23.0) 217 (38.3)
Trades Certificate 65 (12.8) 69 (12.2)
Employment Status Currently working 371 (71.6) 500 (87.4) < 0.01
Student 9 (1.7) 8 (1.4) 0.81
Homemaker 31 (6.0) 18 (3.2) 0.03
Unemployed 46 (8.9) 17 (3.0) < 0.01
Leave of Absence 66 (12.7) 32 (5.6) < 0.01
Disabled 7 (1.4) 3 (0.5) 0.21
Retired 8 (1.5) 11 (1.9) 0.65
Live alone   106 (20.5) 66 (11.5) < 0.01
Social Support ESSI Sum Score Mean (SD) 27.0 (7.3) 29.8 (5.9) < 0.01
  1. Abbreviations: SSS subjective social status, SD standard deviation, ESSI ENRICHD Social Support Inventory
  2. Italics: Statistically significant difference, p< 0.05