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Table 1 Sociodemographic information and risk factor distribution

From: Cardiovascular risk factor distribution and subjective risk estimation in urban women – The BEFRI Study: a randomized cross-sectional study

  Total (n = 1,062) Stratum 1 (25–34) n = 203 Stratum 2 (35–44) n = 205 Stratum 3 (45–54) n = 220 Stratum 4 (55–64) n = 211 Stratum 5 (65–75) n = 223
Sociodemography       
Age (mean) 50.3 (25–75) 30 (25–34) 40.3 (35–44) 49.7 (45–54) 59.4 (55–64) 70 (65–75)
Education (≤10 years) 490 (46.1%) 49 (24.1%) 87 (42.4%) 104 (47.3%) 110 (52.1%) 140 (62.8%)
Profession (low status) 623 (65.9%) 92 (65.9%) 120 (66.3%) 133 (64.9%) 138 (70.8%) 141 (70.9%)
Income (<2,000 Euros/month) 464 (49.8%) 106 (57.3%) 70 (39.1%) 88 (43.6%) 80 (44.4%) 120 (64.5%)
Family situation (living alone) 332 (31.3%) 63 (31%) 36 (17.6%) 55 (25%) 83 (39.3%) 95 (42.6%)
Parity (any no. of children) 746 (70.2%) 61 (30%) 144 (70.2%) 176 (80%) 172 (81.5%) 193 (86.6%)
Not workinga 341 (32.11%) 31 (15.27%) 34 (16.6%) 26 (11.82%) 66 (31.3%) 184 (82.5%)
Health care       
Insurance status (public only) 151 (68%) 158 (78.6%) 141 (68.8%) 149 (68%) 136 (65%) 151 (68%)
Availability of GP (no GP) 155 (14.6%) 41 (20.2%) 35 (17.2%) 37 (16.9%) 30 (14.2%) 12 (5.4%)
Any CV medication 279 (26.27%) 7 (3.45%) 16 (7.8%) 51 (23.18%) 81 (38.39%) 124 (55.61%)
Any medical consultation within last 3 months 774 (73.2%) 141 (69.5%) 141 (69.1%) 162 (74%) 155 (73.8%) 175 (78.8%)
Risk factors       
Smoking (active) 296 (28%) 72 (35.6%) 77 (37.6%) 68 (31.3%) 57 (27.1%) 22 (9.9%)
Diabetes mellitus 55 (5.2%) 0 7 (3.4%) 8 (3.7%) 11 (5.2%) 29 (13.2%)
Hypertension 281 (26.5%) 8 (4%) 18 (8.8%) 53 (24.2%) 80 (37.9%) 122 (54.7%)
Obesity (BMI >30) 168 (15.8%) 11 (5.4%) 28 (13.7%) 35 (15.9%) 43 (20.4%) 51 (22.9%)
(WHR >0.86) 265 (25%) 10 (4.9%) 38 (18.54%) 64 (29.1%) 64 (30.3%) 89 (39.9%)
Hyperlipidemia (Tot/HDL ratio) 142 (13.4%) 10 (4.9%) 31 (15.1%) 30 (13.6%) 40 (19%) 31 (13.9%)
Any family history (positive) 851 (80.3%) 164 (80.8%) 167 (81.5%) 184 (83.6%) 176 (83.4%) 160 (71.8%)
Previous CV event 27 (2.5%) 2 (1%) 1 (0.5%) 3 (1.4%) 8 (3.8%) 13 (5.8%)
Atrial fibrillation 3 (0.28%) 0 0 1 (0.45%) 0 2 (0.9%)
Autoimmune disease 125 (11.9%) 10 (4.95%) 22 (10.84%) 21 (9.68) 37 (17.87) 35 (15.84%)
Postmenopausal 534 (51.4%) 5 (2.5%) 20 (9.8%) 94 (43.12%) 206 (99.04%) 209 (100%)
Pregnancy complications 87 (8.19%) 6 (2.96%) 16 (7.8%) 15 (6.82%) 25 (11.85%) 25 (11.21%)
Depressive moodb (PHQ9 ≥ 15) 52 (5.2%) 10 (5.1%) 13 (6.63%) 14 (6.86%) 11 (5.47%) 4 (1.97%)
(PHQ9 ≥ 10) 168 (16.8%) 42 (21.4%) 34 (17.4%) 36 (17.6%) 32 (15.9%) 24 (11.8%)
  1. aUnemployment or retirement; bBoth cutoffs were reported to allow for comparison with national and international surveys.
  2. CV, Cardiovascular; HDL, High-density lipoprotein; WHR, Waist-to-hip ratio; PHQ9, Patient health questionnaire.