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Table 2 Demographic data, self reported diseases, family history, and life style habits (%).

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men and women in Gothenburg, Sweden

  Men
born in 1953
Women
born in 1953
Men
born in 1943
  50 years old 50 years old 60 years old
  n = 595 n = 667 n = 655
Demographics    
   Married/cohabiting 71.6 62.5 76.2
   Divorced 13.5 19.7 11.2
   University/college 35.4 42.5 28.1
   Workinga 82.2 72.8 65.5
   Retired 4.7 8.6 16.8
   Self-employed 21.4 6.5 23.1
   Born in Sweden 77.0 76.7 84.4
   Born in Europeb 12.3 17.4 12.5
   Born outside Europe 10.8 5.9 3.1
Diseases and the family history    
   Myocardial infarction 1.2 0.5 6.7
   Coronary by-pass surgery 0.8 0 3.4
   Percutaneous coronary intervention 0.3 0.2 3.8
   Atrial fibrillationc 1.0 (0.7) 0.2 (0.2) 4.4 (1.1)
   Stroke 0 0.5 2.4
   Family history of myocardial infarctiond 35.5 38.2 35.9
   Family history of stroked 25.0 27.3 26.4
   Family history of diabetesd 25.0 23.2 24.0
Life style habits    
   Regular smokers 21.5 26.1 15.1
   Ex-smokers 41.0 36.3 47.8
   Snuff, daily use 18.7 2.9 16.8
   Ex-snuffers 15.9 2.4 9.3
   Coffee daily 89.1 93.4 96.6
   Continuous stresse 17.3 22.8 10.3
   No physical exercise, leisure time 17.7 13.8 11.6
   Physical exercise, leisure timef 23.7 23.9 23.8
  1. aFull time or part time work bOutside Sweden cFigures within parenthesis are the frequencies of atrial fibrillation recorded at the examination dThe family history among fathers or mothers or siblings as reported by the participants eContinuous stress as reported by the participant during the last year or up to the last 5 years fRegular or intense