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Table 1 Study population: patients with first myocardial infarction without prior atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

From: Statin use and cardiovascular risk factors in diabetic patients developing a first myocardial infarction

  All
n = 1622
Men
n = 1020
Women
n = 602
Gender, % 63 37
Age, year 68.0 (14.1) 65.4 (13.2) 72.3 (14.4)
Smoking, % 38 42 32
Total cholesterol, mmol/L 5.1 (1.2) 5.0 (1.1) 5.3 (1.4)
LDL cholesterol, mmol/L 3.2 (1.1) 3.2 (1.0) 3.2 (1.2)
HDL cholesterol, mmol/L 1.3 (0.4) 1.2 (0.4) 1.5 (0.5)
Triglycerides, mmol/L 1.6 (1.2) 1.6 (1.3) 1.5 (1.0)
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 138 (20.5) 138 (19.9) 138 (21.5)
Hypertension, % 65 61 72
Statin, % 16 15 18
Diabetes, % 14 13 16
SCORE (mean)a, % 3.9 (3.2) 4.6 (3.4) 2.8 (2.1)
  1. Baseline characteristics are provided as mean (standard deviation) for continuous values
  2. aSCORE was calculated by the low-risk equations published by Conroy et al. [14]. The on-treatment cholesterol concentration was used for calculation of SCORE in those treated with statins