Table 1

Baseline characteristics including stroke risk factors among individuals attending and not attending the screening programme
Clinical characteristics n, (%)
Participating Non-participating
n=848 n=352 p
Male gender 364 (43%) 149 (42%)
Previously diagnosed AF 81 (9%) 39 (11%)
Heart failure 30 (4%) 34 (10%) <0.001
Hypertension 446 (53%) 185 (53%)
Diabetes mellitus 91 (11%) 60 (17%) 0.004
Previous stroke/TIA 80 (9%) 49 (14%) 0.02
CHADS2 –score (mean)* 1.85 2.08 0.05

* CHADS2 –score was calculated regardless of diagnosis of AF.

Engdahl et al.

Engdahl et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:715   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-715

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