Table 1

Characteristics and details of follow-up for ischemic heart disease, by marital status
Marital status
Partnered Unpartnered All Women
Characteristicsa n = 594,675 (81%) n = 139,951 (19%) n = 734,626 (100%)
Mean age, years (SD) 59.5 (4.7) 60.8 (5.2) 59.7 (4.8)
Socio-economic factors:
  Most deprived quintile,% 14.0 24.4 16.0
  Left school ≤ minimum leaving age,% 48.4 47.0 48.1
  No educational qualifications,% 49.0 46.3 48.5
Lifestyle factors:
  Current smoker,% 11.1 17.1 12.2
  Mean alcohol, drinks/week (SD) 4.7 (5.8) 3.7 (5.6) 4.5 (5.8)
  Strenuous exercise rarely/never,% 43.0 45.5 43.5
  Mean body mass index, kg/m2 (SD) 26.0 (4.4) 26.1 (4.9) 26.0 (4.5)
  Never users of HRT,% 45.1 50.9 46.2
  Mean number of hours asleep (SD) 7.3 (1.1) 7.2 (1.3) 7.3 (1.2)
Other factors:
  Rarely/never/sometimes happy,% 15.2 23.7 16.8
  Treatment for depression,% 9.1 14.9 10.2
  Mean number of children (SD) 2.1 (1.1) 1.9 (1.4) 2.1 (1.2)
  Not in work,% 52.9 56.1 53.5
  No participation in group activities,% 36.4 32.8 35.7
Follow-up for IHD incidence and mortality (I20 to I25)
Mean years of follow-up (SD) 8.8 (1.9) 8.6 (2.0) 8.8 (1.9)
First IHD event, n 23,816 6,931 30,747
  IHD deathsb, n 974 491 1,465
  First hospital admissions for IHD, n 22,842 6,440 29,282
All IHD deaths, n 1,442 706 2,148

aPercentages were calculated based on women with complete information for that specific variable.

bIHD deaths without prior IHD hospital admission.

IHD, ischemic heart disease; HRT, hormone replacement therapy.

Floud et al.

Floud et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:42   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-42

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