Table 2

Univariate Comparisons of Basal Characteristics Between 35 to 64-Year-Old Male Patients With AMI and Age-Matched Reference Subjects

AMI Patients (n = 687)Referents (n = 687)Odds ratio (95% CI)
Not married or cohabitant143 (20.8%)90 (13.1%)1.74 (1.31–2.33)
Level of education
 Primary school510 (74.2%)377 (54.9%)2.45 (1.94–3.09)
 Secondary school97 (14.1%)169 (24.6%)
 University68 (9.9%)130 (18.9%)
First-degree family member(s) Dying from heart disease Before the age of 65136 (19.8%)94 (13.7%)1.56 (1.17–2.08)
Previously diagnosed diseases
 Blood pressure elevation290 (42.2%)182 (26.5%)2.03 (1.61–2.54)
 High cholesterol levels228 (33.2%)150 (21.8%)1.78 (1.40–2.26)
 Diabetes79 (11.5%)28 (4.1%)3.06 (1.96–4.77)
  • Information not available in 12 cases and 11 controls;

  • primary school vs. secondary school or university.