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Table 2 Demographics and Clinical Characteristics of Study Population.

From: Cardiovascular health knowledge and behavior in patient attendants at four tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan – a cause for concern

Characteristic N (%)
Hospital  
   AKU 153 (19.3)
   PIMS 249 (31.4)
   Mayo 241 (30.4)
   AGH 149 (18.8)
Gender  
   Male 558 (70.5)
   Female 234 (29.5)
Marital Status  
   Single 202 (25.5)
   Married 590 (74.5)
Residence  
   Rural 335 (42.3)
   Urban 457 (57.7)
Age (mean ± SD) 38.1 ± 13
Age (categories)  
   ≤30 277 (35.0)
   31 – 60 469 (59.2)
   >60 46 (5.8)
Smokers 314 (39.6)
Monthly income*  
   <3000 225 (28.4)
   >3000 567 (71.6)
Education  
   No formal 215 (27.1)
   Formal 577 (72.9)
Family Hx of IHD 373 (47.1)
Prior Diabetes 47 (5.9)
Prior Hypertension 118 (14.9)
Prior IHD 42 (5.3)
  1. N = number. † includes separated and divorced. ‡ in years.
  2. AKU = Aga Khan University Hospital. PIMS = Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
  3. Mayo = Mayo Hospital. AGH = Allied General Hospital. SD = standard deviation.
  4. * in Rupees (1 Rupee = US$ 0.017). Hx = history. IHD = ischemic heart disease.