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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Severe mental illness and mortality of hospitalized ACS patients in the VHA

Variables No SMI N = 11571(81.6%) SMI N = 2623 (18.4%) p-value
Demographic    
Mean age (SD), yrs 69.6 (11.5) 64.0 (11.7) < 0.001
Male 11357 (98.1%) 2548 (97.1%) 0.001
Caucasian race 5943 (51.4%) 1553 (59.2%) < 0.001
BMI (SD) 27.9 (5.9) 28.9(6.4) < 0.001
Cardiac    
Prior AMI 2757 (23.8%) 628 (23.9%) 0.900
Prior CHF 3259 (28.2%) 7317 (27.9%) 0.760
Prior CABG 2509 (21.7%) 502 (19.1%) 0.004
Prior PCI(6 m) 487 (4.2%) 124 (4.7%) 0.237
Non-Cardiac    
Alcohol abuse 1037 (9.0%) 725 (27.6%) < 0.001
Cancer 1098 (9.5%) 174 (6.6%) < 0.001
COPD 2149 (18.6%) 532 (20.3%) 0.043
Dementia 1016 (8.8%) 967 (36.9.0%) < 0.001
Lipid disorder 7327 (63.3%) 1655 (63.1%) 0.828
Liver disease 469 (4.1%) 227 (8.6%) < 0.001
Cerebral Vascular Disease 1072 (9.3%) 242 (9.2%) 0.951
Musculoskeletal 761 (6.6%) 188 (7.2%) 0.274
Renal disease 2547 (22.0%) 508 (19.4%) 0.003
Diabetes 2396 (20.7%) 556 (21.2%) 0.577
Current smokers 3301 (28.5%) 1161 (44.3%) < 0.001
Hypertension 10155 (87.8%) 2355 (89.8%) 0.004
Peripheral Vascular Disease 3542 (30.6%) 711 (27.1%) < 0.001
Presentation    
Heart rate 85.6 (23.0) 84.9 (22.0) 0.130
Systolic blood pressure 140 (30.0) 138 (29) 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure 76 (18.0) 77 (19) 0.012
  1. BMI, body mass index; AMI, myocardial infarction; CHF, chronic heart failure; COPD, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; COPD, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Cath, Cardiac Catheterization;