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Table 1 Baseline characteristics according to survival status

From: Excess mortality at Christmas due to cardiovascular disease in the HUNT study prospective population-based cohort in Norway

  Total
(n = 79,626)
Alive
(n = 40,431)
Dead
(n = 39,195)
Demographic Profile
Women, % 40,353 (50.7) 21,037 (52.1) 19,316 (47.9)
Age Groups, %
 Aged < 35 years 22, 208 (27.9) 20, 739 (50.4) 1469 (3.7%)
 Aged 35–44 years 15,556 (19.5) 12,602 (31.2) 2954 (7.5%)
 Aged 45–64 years 24,874 (31.2) 7063 (17.5) 17,811 (45.4%)
 Aged 65+ years 16,988 (21.3) 27 (0.001) 16,961 (43.3%)
Mean age at baseline (years) 49.1 ± 18.0 35.7 ± 9.6 62.9 ± 13.6
Mean age at end follow-up (years) 74.9 ± 11.6 70.1 ± 11.4 79.9 ± 9.6
Married, % (n = 76,775) 52,709 (66.6) 26,532 (69.5) 26,177 (67.8)
≤ 9 years education, % (n = 61,240) 32,928 (53.9) 9082 (29.9) 23,886 (77.4)
Employment status, % (n = 76,870)
 Full-time employment 32,333 (42.1) 21,585 (66.8) 10,748 (28.0)
 Part-time employment/housework 21,381 (27.8) 13,219 (34.4) 8162 (21.2%)
 Non-employed/ retired 23,156 (30.1) 3623 (15.6) 19,533 (50.8)
Health Status
Life Satisfaction, % (n = 75,815)
Dissatisfied (Quite to Extremely) 2005 (2.6) 630 (1.7) 1375 (3.6)
Satisfied (Quite to Extremely) 62,342 (82.2) 32,967 (86.6) 29,375 (77.9)
General Health Status, % (n = 76,863)
Bad 2023 (2.6) 202 (0.5) 1821 (4.7)
Poor 18,752 (24.4) 4615 (12.0) 14,317 (36.7)
Good 44,215 (57.5) 24,411 (63.6) 19,804 (51.5)
Very Good 11,873 (15.4) 9165 (23.9) 2708 (7.0)
Physical Activity Status, % (n=57,212)
Inactive 27,145 (47.4) 13,157 (45.1) 13,988 (49.9)
Low 18,730 (32.7%) 9728 (33.3) 9002 (32.1)
Moderate 8283 (14.5) 4951 (17.0) 3332 (11.9)
High 3054 (5.3) 1362 (4.7) 1692 (6.0)
Alcohol intake, % (n = 61,520)
4 or less drinks in 14 days 50,376 (81.9) 27,143 (88.3) 23,233 (76.6)
5 or more drinks in 14 days 3608 (5.9) 1685 (5.5) 1923 (5.1)
Abstains 7536 (12.2) 1899 (6.2) 5637 (18.3)
Current smoker, % (n = 60,421) 20,667 (34.2) 10,885 (36.7) 9782 (32.9)
Mean BMI kg/m2 (n = 74,330) 25. ±3.9 24.2 ± 3.4 26.2 ± 4.1
Mean heart rate, bpm (n = 74,906) 74.9 ± 12.6 73.8 ± 11.9 76.0 ± 13.1
Mean BP, mmHg (n = 74,832)
 Systolic BP/ 139 ± 23.5 / 127 ± 15.2 / 150 ± 25.0 /
 Diastolic BP 84.6 ± 15.2 80.9 ± 15.2 88.5 ± 11.7
Angina pectoris (%) (n = 76,742) 3450 (4.5) 113 (0.3) 3337 (8.7)
AMI, % (n = 76, 723) 1986 (2.6) 39 (0.1) 1947 (5.1)
Stroke, % (n = 76,794) 1412 (1.8) 59 (0.2) 1353 (3.5)