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Table 3 Comparison by clinical findings (all 559 cases)

From: Ultrasound cardiography examinations detect victims’ long-term realized and potential consequences after major disasters: a case-control study

  Findings No findings p value
n = 329 n = 230
Age (years) 71.8 ± 9.5 67.6 ± 10.9 < 0.0001
Gender (male/female) 235/94 175/55 ns
Blood pressure
 SBP (mmHg) 139.2 ± 18.5 135.5 ± 18.2 < 0.05
 DBP (mmHg) 80.7 ± 12.2 81.8 ± 12.6 ns
 PP (mmHg) 58.5 ± 16.0 53.6 ± 13.5 < 0.001
 MBP (mmHg) 100.2 ± 12.5 99.7 ± 13.3 ns
Lifestyle
 Exercises, n (%) 215 (65.3) 124 (53.9) < 0.01
 Smoker, n (%) 26(7.9) 22 (8.6) ns
Underlying disease
 DL, n (%) 152 (46.2) 92 (40.0) ns
 DM, n (%) 47(14.3) 33 (14.3) ns
 Heart disease, n (%) 107 (32.5) 51(22.2) < 0.01
 HT, n (%) 182 (55.3) 118 (51.3) ns
 Insomnia, n (%) 153 (46.5) 112 (48.7) ns
Living environment
 Temporary housing resident, n (%) 214 (65.0) 172 (74.8) < 0.05
  1. Mean ± standard deviation. Nominal variables are shown as frequency (%). Mann–Whitney U test, χ2 test, multiple logistic regression analysis. Heart disease (coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, valve regurgitation)
  2. ns non-significant difference, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, PP pulse pressure, MBP mean blood pressure DL dyslipidemia, DM diabetes mellitus, HT hypertension