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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of the patients with non-cardiac chest pain, acute myocardial infarction and angina pectoris

From: Societal costs of non-cardiac chest pain compared with ischemic heart disease - a longitudinal study

  Socio-demographic data
  All patients Non-cardiac chest pain Acute myocardial infarction Angina Pectoris P-value
  (N = 199) (n = 99) (n = 51) (n = 49)  
Age year (m ± SD) 67 ± 13 64 ± 14 69 ± 12 69 ± 12 .01
Male sex n (%) 117 (59) 48 (49) 35 (69) 34 (69) .01
Married/cohabiting n (%) 144 (72) 72 (73) 40 (78) 32 (65) .34
Educational level n (%)      .76
Compulsory school 82 (41) 43 (43) 17 (33) 22 (45)
High school 78 (39) 38 (39) 22 (43) 18 (37)
University 39 (20) 18 (18) 12 (24) 9 (18)
Work status n (%)      .14
Workers 55 (28) 28 (28) 10 (20) 16 (33)
Retired 120 (60) 55 (56) 34 (66) 31 (63)
Sick-leave/disability pension 14 (7) 7 (7) 6 (12) 2 (4)
Unemployed 8 (4) 7 (7) 1 (2) 0 (0)
Students 2 (1) 2 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Income n (%)      .92
Very low (≤ €1337) 70 (35) 38 (38) 20 (39) 12 (25)
Low (€1337-2035) 62 (31) 27 (27) 14 (28) 21 (43)
Middle-range (€ 2035–2965) 44 (22) 24 (24) 10 (19) 10 (20)
High (≥ €2965) 23 (12) 10 (10) 7 (14) 6 (12)