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Table 3 Characteristics of the study population, according to age-group

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

  pts < 45 years pts > 45 years p-value
Age (yr), M (SD) 39.79 (3,87) 60,58 (8,27) <0,0005
Proportion of immigrants, n (%) 4 (10,5%) 21 (8%) 0,401
Proportion of pts with low level of education1 11 (28%) 122 (46%) 0.039
Gender: male, n (%) 21 (54%) 154 (58%) 0,608
Known hypertension, n (%) 7 (18%) 74 (28%) 0,245
Total cholesterol level > 200 mg/dl n (%) 23 (59%) 191 (72%) 0.131
HDL < 40 mg/dl, n (%) 8 (21%) 38 (14%) 0.338
Known Diabetes, n (%) 3 (8%) 81 (31%) 0.002
Current smoker, n (%) 16 (41%) 67 (25%) 0.053
Known vascular disease2, n (%) 4 (10%) 9 (9%) 0.775
Family history of vascular disease3, n (%) 16 (41%) 87 (33%) 0.365
Hypertension medication, n (%) 11 (28%) 149 (56%) 0.002
Mean number of risk factors 2.21 (1.32) 3.17 (1.43) 0.229
Patients with arriba experience, n (%) 1 (3%) 31 (12%) 0.096
  1. pts patients, 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