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Table 3 Patient characteristics at the 2-year follow-up after an acute myocardial infarction: a comparison between patients who achieved > 4 and those who achieved < 4 secondary preventive goals

From: Determinants of suboptimal long-term secondary prevention of acute myocardial infarction: the structural interview method and physical examinations

  < 4 achieved goals
n = 61
≥4achieved goals
n = 139
P-value
Age, mean ± SD 66.1 ± 9.0 65.2 ± 10.1 0.615
≤ 65 years 31 (50.8) 64 (46.0) 0.541
Demographic variable
 Born in Sweden 52 (85.2) 106 (76.3) 0.120
 Living alone 28 (45.9) 31 (22.3) 0.001
 Higher education 13 (21.3) 34 (24.5) 0.412
 Currently working 20 (32.8) 52 (37.4) 0.632
Clinical status
 Systolic BP (mmHg) 143.3 ± 16.3 135.2 ± 18.1 0.226
 Diastolic BP (mmHg) 82.4 ± 11.1 78.7 ± 9.7 0.855
 Heart rate (beats/min) 66.7 ± 11.6 60.1 ± 9.5 0.277
Cardiovascular diseases
 Heart failurea 4 (6.6) 10 (7.2) 1.000
 Atrial fibrillationa 4 (6.6) 9 (6.5) 1.000
 Stroke or TIAa 1 (1.6) 8 (5.8) 0.518
 Kidney failurea 3 (4.9) 6 (4.3) 0.587
  1. BP Blood pressure, TIA Transient ischemic attack. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or n (%). aSelf-specified answers to questions in the SEPAT questionnaire