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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and distribution of major cardiovascular risk factors in the EPICARDIAN study population at baseline (year 1995).

From: Ten-year fatal and non-fatal myocardial infarction incidence in elderly populations in Spain: the EPICARDIAN cohort study

Cardiovascular risk factors   Men
n (%)
n = 1592
Women
n (%)
n = 2137
Both
n (%)
n = 3729
Age group 65-74 975 (61.2) 1228 (57.4) 2203 (59.0)
  75-84 487 (30.6) 692 (32.4) 1179 (31.7)
  > = 85 130 (8.2) 217 (10.2) 347 (9.3)
Hypertension   969 (60,8) 1497 (70,0) 2466 (66,1)
Hypercholesterolemia   347 (21,8) 709 (33,2) 1056 (28,3)
Diabetes   170 (10,7) 254(11,9) 424 (11,4)
Obesity   302 (18,9) 605 (28,3) 907 (24,3)
Smoking   340 (21,4) 69 (3,2) 409 (10,9)
  1. Number of cases and their corresponding percentages (%)
  2. Hypertension: SBP = 140 mmHg or DBP = 90 mmHg or antihypertensive treatment.
  3. Diabetes: venous glucose ≥ 126 mg/dl or antidiabetic treatment.
  4. Hypercholesterolemia: Cholesterol ≥ 250 mg/dL or lipid lowering treatment
  5. Obesity: Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2.
  6. Smoking: 1 cigarette per day or 5 per week during the last year