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Table 1 Comparison of variables between patients who sustained ACS while driving and those who sustained ACS while performing other activities

From: Acute coronary syndromes occurring while driving: frequency and patient characteristics

  Driving (n = 65) vs. other activities (n = 1540)  
Demographics   p
Age (mean ± SD, years) 57.5 ± 12.2 vs. 66.2 ± 13.0 < 0.001*
Male:female 60:5 vs. 1212:328 0.007*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 ± 5.8 vs. 23.8 ± 3.9 < 0.001*
STEMI 34 (52.3%) vs. 701 (45.5%) 0.128
Risk factors
 Hypertension 36 (55.4%) vs. 854 (55.5%) 1.000
 Ischemic heart diseases 18 (27.7%) vs. 489 (31.8%) 0.783
 Dyslipidemia 23 (35.4%) vs. 461 (29.9%) 0.338
 Diabetes mellitus 17 (26.2%) vs. 467 (30.3%) 0.581
 Current smoking 39 (60.0%) vs. 526 (34.2%) < 0.001*
  1. STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  2. *Statistically significant