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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Acute coronary syndrome patients admitted to a cardiology vs non-cardiology service: variations in treatment & outcome

Characteristic Cardiology service N = 1636 Non-cardiology service N = 469 P-value
Mean Age (Std dev.) 62.9 (13.4) 79.6 (11.9) <0.0001
Male sex 1178 (72.0) 240 (51.2%) <0.0001
Comorbidities
 Cerebrovascular Disease 21 (1.3%) 51 (10.9%) <0.0001
 Diabetes 340 (10.8%) 151 (32.2%) <0.0001
 Hypertension 885 (54.1%) 218 (46.5%) 0.004
 Hyperlipidemia 317 (19.4%) 14 (3.0%) <0.0001
 Peripheral vascular disease 25 (1.5%) 26 (5.5%) <0.0001
 Heart Failure 150 (9.2%) 176 (37.5%) <0.0001
 Prior MI 60 (3.7%) 23 (4.9%) 0.225
 Pulmonary Disease 67 (4.1%) 100 (21.3%) <0.0001
 Malignancy 26 (1.6%) 63 (13.4%) <0.0001
 Liver/GI Disease 13 (0.8%) 25 (5.3%) <0.0001
 Renal Disease 83 (5.1%) 151 (32.2%) <0.0001
 Current Smoker 242 (14.8%) 22 (4.7%) <0.0001
 Dementia 25 (1.5%) 66 (14.1%) <0.0001
  1. Std dev standard deviation, MI myocardial infarction, GI gastrointestinal