Table 2

Age-adjusted characteristicsa of the male study group by majority/minority area and marginalisation status
Unexposed (n=599) Exposed (n=346)
Majority Tot n % Tot n % Pb
Myocardial infarction 599 21 3.5 346 14 4.0 0.68
Angina pectoris 599 31 5.1 346 20 5.8 0.62
Cerebral stroke/brain haemorrhage 599 17 2.9 346 12 3.5 0.61
Self-perceived Sami ethnicity 589 387 65.7 342 317 92.6 <0.001
Family history of
  Myocardial infarction 599 130 21.7 346 88 25.4 0.19
  Cerebral stroke 599 113 18.8 346 77 22.3 0.21
Education≥13 years 577 129 22.4 336 77 22.9 0.86
Ever smoking 596 438 73.4 342 270 78.8 0.06
Metabolic syndrome 596 61 10.3 344 45 13.2 0.18
Leisure-time light physical activity ≥1 hour per week 557 423 75.9 325 232 71.5 0.15
Mean age (sd) 599 54.5 (11.3) 346 53.7 (9.7) 0.24c
Minority Unexposed (n=841) Exposed (n=228)
Myocardial infarction 841 36 4.3 228 16 6.8 0.10
Angina pectoris 841 56 6.7 228 24 10.7 0.04
Cerebral stroke/brain haemorrhage 841 22 2.6 228 10 4.4 0.14
Self-perceived Sami ethnicity 826 216 26.2 225 168 74.7 <0.001
Family history of
  Myocardial infarction 841 222 26.4 228 85 37.3 <0.01
  Cerebral stroke 841 194 23.1 228 62 27.0 0.24
Education≥13 yrs 800 198 24.8 209 59 28.0 0.36
Ever smoking 837 640 76.5 224 171 76.1 0.89
Metabolic syndrome 838 92 11.0 228 26 11.5 0.84
Leisure-time light physical activity ≥1 hour per week 745 589 79.0 197 152 77.3 0.61
Mean age (sd) 841 56.1 (11.0) 228 54.2 (10.0) 0.01c

a Prevalence rates from logistic regression estimates.

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

c Two-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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