Table 1

Age-adjusted characteristicsa of the female study group by majority/minority area and marginalisation status
Unexposed (n=678) Exposed (n=340)
Majority Tot n % Tot n % Pb
Myocardial infarction 678 9 1.3 340 1 0.2 0.04
Angina pectoris 678 14 2.1 340 8 2.4 0.63
Cerebral stroke/brain haemorrhage 678 8 1.2 340 4 1.3 0.80
Self-perceived Sami ethnicity 665 490 73.7 334 325 97.4 <0.001
Family history of
  Myocardial infarction 678 175 25.8 340 71 21.0 0.09
  Cerebral stroke 678 165 24.3 340 88 26.0 0.57
Education≥13 years 635 172 27.1 320 132 41.2 <0.001
Ever smoking 672 418 62.2 339 202 59.6 0.43
Metabolic syndrome 675 126 18.6 338 76 22.5 0.16
Leisure-time light physical activity ≥1 hour per week 633 472 74.6 315 233 74.0 0.84
Mean age (sd) 678 53.8 (10.9) 340 51.9 (10.1) <0.01c
Minority Unexposed (n=854) Exposed (n=141)
Myocardial infarction 854 9 1.1 141 4 2.6 0.11
Angina pectoris 854 32 3.7 141 5 3.4 0.83
Cerebral stroke/brain haemorrhage 854 12 1.4 141 4 2.7 0.21
Self-perceived Sami ethnicity 826 219 26.5 141 119 84.4 <0.001
Family history of
  Myocardial infarction 854 257 30.1 141 45 32.2 0.61
  Cerebral stroke 854 226 26.5 141 44 31.4 0.24
Education≥13 yrs 801 200 24.9 133 45 33.8 0.04
Ever smoking 850 569 66.9 141 103 73.0 0.16
Metabolic syndrome 849 160 18.8 141 35 24.7 0.11
Leisure-time light physical activity ≥1 hour per week 755 601 79.6 123 98 79.6 0.99
Mean age (sd) 854 53.9 (11.0) 141 51.8 (10.6) 0.04c

aPrevalence rates from logistic regression estimates.

bP-value from likelihood ratio tests for difference between unexposed and exposed groups.

cTwo-sample t-test with unequal variances.

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Eliassen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:522   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-522

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