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Table 1 Patient characteristics and presenting symptoms

From: Medical care of acute myocardial infarction patients in a resource limiting country, Trinidad: a cross-sectional retrospective study

Description N %
Patient characteristics
Sexa
 Male 744 67.3
 Female 357 32.3
Age group (years)
 <45 159 14.4
 45–64 551 49.8
 ≥65 396 35.8
Ethnicity
 Afro-Trinidadian 180 16.3
 Indo-Trinidadian 860 77.8
 Mixed-Trinidadian 64 5.8
 White Trinidadian 2 0.2
AMI
 STEMI 505 45.6
 NSTEMI 545 49.3
 Non-classifiedb 56 5.1
Clinical factors
 Diabetes 626 56.6
 Hypertension 731 66.1
 Hypercholesterolemia 165 14.9
 Ischemic heart disease 504 45.6
 Renal insufficiency 206 18.6
 Other health condition 196 17.7
Lifestyle Factors
 Current smoker 380 34.4
 Ex-smoker 61 5.5
 Use alcohol 348 31.0
 Use cocaine 43 3.9
 Use marijuana 19 1.7
Presenting symptom
 Classic chest pain 800 72.3
 Palpitations 235 21.2
 Sweating 284 25.7
 Dizziness 257 23.2
 Shortness of breath 428 38.7
 Nausea 266 24.0
 Vomiting 129 11.7
 Diaphoresis 226 20.4
 Atypical chest pain 91 8.3
  1. amissing data for 5 patients
  2. bDifficulty in ECG interpretation as STEMI or missing ECG
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