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Table 1 Group characteristics stratified by Type D personality

From: Type D personality is associated with increased metabolic syndrome prevalence and an unhealthy lifestyle in a cross-sectional Dutch community sample

   Total Type D non Type D Test  
  N % n % n % n X2/F p
Socio-demographic          
Male sex 1591 49.6 (789) 41.2 (87) 50.9 (702) 6.7 .009
Age mean (SD) 1592 46.9 (16.1) 47.3 (16.6) 46.8 (16.0) 0.129 .720
With partner 1590 81 (1280) 73.5 (155) 81.6 (1125) 7.69 .006
Higher education 1573 31.9 (502) 20 (40) 34 (462) 16.7 < .001
Low social Status 1522 32.2 (490) 36.1 (73) 31.6 (417) 5.28 .072
Cardiovascular risk factors          
Smoking (yes) 1582 24.7 (390) 25.7 (54) 24.5 (336) 0.147 .701
Alcohol use (yes)* 1586 83.8 (1290) 76.1 (153) 85.0 (1137) 10.1 .001
Cardiovascular disease 1549 9 (140) 10.3 (21) 8.8 (119) 0.40 .486
First degree family history of CAD (presence and/or mortality) 1522 30.9 (470) 35.5 (71) 30.2 (399) 2.30 .129
  1. * at least 1 alcoholic consumption per week