Table 3

Quantitative patient characteristics at time of first recorded HF diagnosis in each cohort

Quantitative variable2001/2002 cohort2011/2012 cohort
N presentMeanSDN presentMeanSD
Age in diagnosis year598176.911.012 83077.512.1
No of comorbidities59811.91.412 8302.91.6
Electronic Frailty Index59810.180.112 8300.20.1
BMI (kilos/square metre)291427.55.710 21928.16.5
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)5262145.422.812 590133.619.3
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)526280.011.712 59074.811.4
Serum cholesterol (mmol/L)22785.21.211 0184.61.2
High-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)10731.30.498311.40.4
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (mmol/L)7513.11.084632.61.0
HDL/LDL cholesterol ratio4554.01.588183.51.2
Blood glucose (mmol/L)24377.33.995406.53.0
Serum creatinine (umol/L)3480108.343.012 284101.950.9
Serum triglycerides (mmol/L)13711.81.290961.51.0
Blood urea (mmol/L)25297.85.010 6258.04.5
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (mL/min)5661.714.0800561.720.5
Haemoglobin (g/dL)3151131.019.011 903128.019.0
  • BMI, body mass index; HF, heart failure.