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Table 3 Characteristics associated with prolonged pre-hospital delay in patients with myocardial infarction in multivariate logistic regression

From: Pre-hospital delay in patients with myocardial infarction: an observational study in a tertiary care hospital of northern Bangladesh

Characteristics aOR (95% CI for aOR) P-value
Age category
 ≤ 40 years Vs > 60 yearsR 2.43 (0.73–8.12) 0.149
 41–60 years Vs > 60 yearsR 0.44 (0.21–0.93) 0.032
Family income
 Lower Vs HigherR 5.74 (0.89–37.06) 0.066
 Middle Vs HigherR 14.22 (2.15–94.17) p < 0.001
Residence
 Rural Vs UrbanR 1.78 (0.73–4.34) 0.204
Distance of primary care center
 ≤ 5 km Vs > 5 kmR 0.42 (0.12–0.90) 0.026
Predominant clinical symptom
 Chest pain Vs Symptoms other than chest painR 0.15 (0.05–0.48) p < 0.001
Behavior after onset of symptoms
 Misinterpreting the nature of pain Vs Suspected as MIR 1.46 (0.47–4.59) 0.515
 Did not consider the symptoms to be serious Vs Suspected as MIR 17.81 (5.92–53.48) p < 0.001
First medical action after onset of symptoms
 Self-medication Vs Visiting qualified doctorR 1.50 (0.42–5.37) 0.534
 Visiting non-qualified practitioner Vs Visiting qualified doctorR 1.03 (0.43–2.48) 0.943
Mode of admission
 Referred from government hospital Vs Direct admissionR 4.45 (2.03–9.74) p < 0.001
 Referred from private hospital Vs Direct admissionR 98.67 (11.87–820.34) p < 0.001
Medical history/ risk factors
 Diabetes mellitus (No Vs YesR) 1.02 (0.48–2.16) 0.961
 Previous history of chest pain (No Vs YesR) 1.15 (0.53–2.47) 0.727
 Family history of MI (No Vs YesR) 2.65 (1.24–5.71) 0.012
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