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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (N = 1101)

From: Implementing the European guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in the primary care setting in Cyprus: Lessons learned from a health care services study

Characteristic Men (n = 414) N (%) Women (n = 687) N (%) Total (N = 1101) N (%)
  Mean ± SD
Age (years) 67 ± 10.7 67 ± 10.6 67 ± 11
Age groups (years)    
≤64 158 (38.2) 276 (40.2) 434 (39.4)
≥65 255 (61.6) 410 (59.7) 665 (59.5)
Missing 1 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.2)
Diagnoses    
• DM2 134 (32.4) 161 (23.4) 295 (26.8)
• Hypertension 307 (74.2) 530 (77.1) 837 (76.0)
• Hyperlipidemia 144 (34.8) 264 (38.4) 408 (37.1)
SCORE risk category    
1. CVD+/- DM2* 68 (16.4) 35 (5.1) 103 (9.4)
2. DM2 no CVD 114 (27.5) 146 (21.3) 260 (23.6)
3. High risk** 40 (9.7) 34 (4.9) 74 (6.7)
4. Low risk 11 (2.7) 90 (13.1) 101 (9.2)
5. Unclassified risk status‡‡ 189 (45.7) 374 (54.4) 563 (51.1)
Smoking status    
• Current smokers 31 (7.5) 10 (1.5) 41 (3.7)
• Former smokers 64 (15.5) 11 (1.6) 75 (6.8)
• Non-smokers 52 (12.6) 196 (28.5) 248 (22.5)
• Missing smoking status 267 (64.5) 470 (68.4) 737 (66.9)
  1. CVD*: definitions see text; DM2: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  2. **Patients with neither CVD nor DM2 but with multiple risk factors resulting in a 10 year risk of ≥5% for developing a fatal CVD event; Patients with TC ≥320 mg/dl (≥8 mmol/l) or LDL ≥240 mg/dl (≥6 mmlo/l) or BP ≥180/110 mmHg.
  3. Patients with neither CVD nor DM2 but with multiple risk factors resulting in a 10 year risk of <5% for developing a fatal CVD event.
  4. ‡‡ Patients with neither CVD nor DM2 but with missing data on risk factors for score calculation