Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Risk factorsWeb-PATS database, n=2171The Western Denmark Heart Registry, n=2795P value
Female, n (%)617 (28)774 (28)0.59
Hyperlipidemia, n (%)1046 (48)1132 (41)<0.001
Hypertension, n (%)1135 (52)1511 (54)0.15
Diabetes mellitus, n (%)445 (21)541 (19)0.33
Family history of CAD, n (%)523 (24)813 (29)<0.001
Previous stroke, n (%)207 (10)NA
Smoking, n (%)1465 (68)1949 (70)0.09
Extracardial arteriopathy, n (%)133 (6)NA
BMI>30 kg/m2, n (%)575 (27)NA
LVEF<30%, n (%)994 (46)971 (35)<0.001
Angina, n (%)401 (19)NA
NYHA classification, n (%)I359 (17)
II993 (46)
III575 (27)
IV67 (3)NA
Age, years, n (%)<51264 (12)341 (12)
51–60453 (21)605 (22)
61–70781 (36)930 (33)
>71673 (31)919 (33)0.23
  • Risk factors at baseline in both databases.

  • Smoking defined as active or prior smoker.

  • BMI, body mass index; CAD, coronary artery disease; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; NA, not available in the database; NYHA, New York Heart Association Functional Classification.