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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Time-to-event versus ten-year-absolute-risk in cardiovascular risk prevention – does it make a difference? Results from the Optimizing-Risk-Communication (OptRisk) randomized-controlled trial

  Emoticons Time-to-event (TTE)
Age (yr), M (SD) 58.01 (10.66) 57.83 (11.033)
Proportion of immigrants, n (%) 11 (8) 14 (9)
Proportion of pts with low level of education1 66 (45%) 67 (43%)
Gender: male, n (%) 88 (60%) 87 (55%)
Known hypertension, n (%) 36 (25%) 45 (29%)
Total cholesterol level > 200 mg/dl n (%) 99 (67%) 115 (73%)
HDL < 40 mg/dl, n (%) 25 (17%) 21 (13%)
Known Diabetes, n (%) 43 (29%) 41 (26%)
Current smoker, n (%) 40 (27%) 43 (27%)
Male age >55, female age >65, n (%) 67 (46%) 70 (45%)
Known vascular disease2, n (%) 15 (10%) 14 (9%)
Family history of vascular disease3, n (%) 49 (33%) 54 (34%)
Hypertension medication, n (%) 84 (57%) 76 (48)
Mean number of risk factors 3.08 (1.57) 3.01 (1.33)
Patients with arriba experience, n (%) 15 (10%) 17 (11%)
  1. Yr year, pts patients, HDL high density lipoprotein cholesterol
  2. 1Low level of education definded as no general certificate of secondary education
  3. 2Evidence of either coronory heart disease, stroke or peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  4. 3At least one first-degree relative with coronary heart disease, occured before the age of 55 in men, and 65 in women