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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the baseline SAHR sample

From: Prevalence, correlates, and mortality impacts of ventricular arrhythmia among older men and women: a population-based cohort study in Moscow

Variable Mean or prevalence
Males Females P for male-female  difference
n = 804 n = 928
Socio-demographic
Age 67.4 (8.4)a 69.5 (8.8)  < 0.001
Education (%)    
 High 40.2 30.3  < 0.001
 Middle 43.8 46.7 0.222
 Low 16.0 22.9  < 0.001
Classic CVD factors    
Smoking (%)    
 Never 32.6 82.4  < 0.001
 Former 40.6 10.4  < 0.001
 Current 26.8 7.1  < 0.001
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m2) (%) 28.6 46.6  < 0.001
Grade II hypertension (BP ≥ 160/100 mmHg) 30.5 24.3  < 0.01
Total cholesterol ≥ 6.2 mmol/L 28.7 51.1  < 0.001
Triglycerides (TG ≥ 2.3 mmol/L) 9.1 7.7 0.313
Inflammation    
Interleukin-6 (IL-6 ≥ 2.0 pg/L for females, ≥ 2.4 pg/L for males) (%) 20.2 19.8 0.821
C-reactive protein (CRP ≥ 3.0 mg/L) (%) 31.3 35.0 0.099
Reported CVD events    
Myocardial infarction (%) 15.1 5.8  < 0.001
Stroke (%) 9.5 5.9  < 0.01
  1. Adjusted for the difference in the educational composition of the general Moscow population
  2. aStandard deviation is given in parentheses