Table 1

Baseline characteristics and medical history for n=26 663 subjects

Troponin <0.03
n=21 701
Troponin ≥0.03
n=4962
POR95% CI
Age (years)60.216.264.915.4<0.0001
African-American474522.0%107622.0%0.950.960.93 to 1.08
Male10 48148.3%287958.0%<0.00011.481.39 to 1.57
Diabetes mellitus19769.1%62412.6%<0.00011.441.30 to 1.58
Chronic kidney disease5832.7%51610.4%<0.00014.203.71 to 4.75
Coronary artery disease12075.6%4869.8%<0.00011.841.65 to 2.06
Hypertension417519.2%101120.4%0.071.071.00 to 1.16
Congestive heart failure5202.4%2665.4%<0.00012.311.98 to 2.68
Atrial fibrillation or flutter9924.6%3396.8%<0.00011.531.35 to 1.74
Current tobacco use7753.6%1252.5%0.00020.700.58 to 0.85
Stroke or transient ischaemic attack15467.1%3827.7%0.161.090.97 to 1.22
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease11485.3%2555.1%0.670.970.84 to 1.12
Charlson Comorbidity Index >419909.2%71714.5%<0.00011.671.53 to 1.83