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Table 2 Baseline clinical characteristics

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
BMI (kg/m2) Mean (SD) 29.9 (7.2) 29.2 (5.7) 0.08
Type of MI on admission STEMI 291 (56.2) 344 (60.1) 0.20
NSTEMI 189 (36.5) 173 (30.2) 0.03
Unstable Angina 28 (5.4) 50 (8.7) 0.04
Reperfusion   395 (77.6) 444 (78.6) 0.71
Method of Reperfusion Primary PCI 182 (44.5) 225 (48.3) 0.28
Non Primary PCI 205 (50.3) 216 (46.4) 0.28
Thrombolytics 69 (16.9) 71 (15.2) 0.52
Peak Troponin T, Mean (SD)   8.6 (28.2) 6.1 (18.3) 0.32
Comorbidities Angina 174 (33.6) 176 (30.8) 0.33
Cancer 5 (1.0) 17 (3.0) 0.03
Diabetes 99 (19.1) 71 (12.4) < 0.01
Congestive heart failure 10 (1.9) 10 (1.8) 0.83
Hypertension 207 (40.0) 208 (36.4) 0.24
Hyperthyroid 7 (1.4) 10 (1.8) 0.56
Dyslipidemia 224 (43.2) 228 (39.9) 0.27
Peripheral Artery Disease 13 (2.5) 5 (0.9) 0.05
Depression 62 (12.8) 44 (8.1) 0.01
Renal Disease 7 (1.4) 10 (1.8) 0.64
Previous MI 75 (14.5) 60 (10.5) 0.05
LV Function (%) Mean (SD) 51.1 (11.5) 51.1 (9.8) 0.99
Complications in hospital Atrial fibrillation 12 (2.3) 8 (1.4) 0.27
Angina 25 (4.8) 27 (4.7) 1.00
Bradycardia 12 (2.3) 10 (1.8) 0.53
Cardiogenic Shock 3 (0.6) 5 (0.9) 0.73
Hypotension 14 (2.7) 17 (3.0) 0.86
Ventricular tachycardia 25 (4.8) 17 (3.0) 0.12
Ventricular fibrillation 15 (2.9) 20 (3.5) 0.61
Congestive heart failure 6 (1.2) 12 (2.1) 0.25
Pericarditis 4 (0.8) 4 (0.7) 1.00
Reinfarction 4 (0.8) 2 (0.4) 0.43
  1. Abbreviations: SSS subjective social status, SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, MImyocardial infarction, LV left ventricular
  2. Italics: Statistically significant difference, p< 0.05