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Table 1 Age, gender and previous medical history in relation to estimated chest pain

From: Association between the reported intensity of an acute symptom at first prehospital assessment and the subsequent outcome: a study on patients with acute chest pain and presumed acute coronary syndrome

  Intensity of chest pain on arrival of the AN
4.00–5.99 6.00–7.99 ≥8.00  
(n = 651) (n = 603) (n = 349) p b
Years of age 72 (62,80) 71 (61,81) 68 (58,78) 0.01
Women (1)a 297 (46) 272 (45) 153 (44) 0.70
Previous medical history
 Myocardial infarction (48) 224 (35) 322 (38) 114 (34) 0.63
 Angina pectoris (60) 185 (29) 166 (28) 91 (27) 0.57
 Heart failure (65) 95 (15) 92 (16) 37 (11) 0.12
 Diabetes (40) 121 (19) 128 (22) 60 (18) 0.91
 Hypertension (49) 268 (42) 256 (44) 132 (40) 0.65
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (42) 50 (8) 58 (10) 31 (9) 0.43
 Stroke (41) 66 (10) 55 (9) 35 (10) 0.93
 Peripheral artery disease (48) 23 (4) 13 (2) 12 (4) 0.91
 Renal disease (43) 47 (7) 29 (5) 26 (8) 0.93
 Cancer (41) 67 (11) 61 (10) 34 (10) 0.87
 Smoking (356) 85 (17) 84 (18) 66 (24) 0.03
  1. Data presented as median (25th,75th percentile) or number (percentage)
  2. aNumber of patients with missing information
  3. bActual VAS value used in p-value calculation