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Table 1 Baseline characteristics including stroke risk factors among individuals attending and not attending the screening programme

From: Uptake of atrial fibrillation screening aiming at stroke prevention: geo-mapping of target population and non-participation

Clinical characteristics n, (%)
  Participating Non-participating
  n=848 n=352 p
Male gender 364 (43%) 149 (42%)  
Previously diagnosed AF 81 (9%) 39 (11%)  
Heart failure 30 (4%) 34 (10%) <0.001
Hypertension 446 (53%) 185 (53%)  
Diabetes mellitus 91 (11%) 60 (17%) 0.004
Previous stroke/TIA 80 (9%) 49 (14%) 0.02
CHADS2 –score (mean)* 1.85 2.08 0.05
  1. * CHADS2 –score was calculated regardless of diagnosis of AF.