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Table 2 Prevalence of clinical and lifestyle-related risk factors among patients by AMI status

From: Risk factors for first-time acute myocardial infarction patients in Trinidad

Risk Factor Cases (AMI) Control (non-AMI) p-value
n (%) n (%)
Hypertension 185 (74.3) 222 (50.1) ≤ 0.001
Diabetes 158 (63.7) 170 (38.0) ≤ 0.001
IHD 109 (44.1) 27 (8.2) ≤ 0.001
Stressful life 63 (36.6) 231 (56.6) ≤ 0.001
Hypercholesterolemia 49 (19.7) 116 (35.9) ≤ 0.001
FH of IHD 76 (30.3) 13 (2.8) ≤ 0.001
Smoking 85 (34.0) 116 (25.0) 0.050
Alcohol use 81 (32.2) 112 (24.1) 0.019
Renal insufficiency 29 (12.3) 40 (11.9) 0.875