Table 1

Characteristics of patients discharged from hospital with a main diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, Switzerland, for period 1998–2008
Year Number of discharges Women (%) Age (years) Rate §
1998 5,530 31.8 66.5 ± 13.9 98.2
1999 6,731 31.4 66.9 ± 13.7 118.8
2000 7,462 31.4 67.2 ± 13.6 130.7
2001 8,235 32.4 67.0 ± 14.0 142.5
2002 9,004 31.3 67.0 ± 14.0 154.2
2003 8,987 31.2 67.2 ± 14.2 152.5
2004 9,251 30.8 66.8 ± 14.1 155.5
2005 9,804 30.3 67.3 ± 14.0 163.5
2006 11,521 29.2 66.9 ± 13.9 190.3
2007 12,370 29.9 67.3 ± 13.9 201.4
2008 13,834 31.3 67.6 ± 13.8 221.3

Results are expressed as percentage or as mean ± standard deviation. Trends assessed by Cochran-Armitage test or linear regression: p < 0.001 for gender and age. § defined as the ratio between the number of discharges and the adult (≥18 years) population, expressed per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Insam et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:270   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-270

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