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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with a first myocardial infarction and control women

From: Dutch women with a low birth weight have an increased risk of myocardial infarction later in life: a case control study

Characteristic Patients (N = 152) Control women (N = 568)
Age – yr (SD) 42.1 (0.5) 38.6 (0.3)
Caucasian ethnicity (%) 142 (93) 538 (95)
Educational level   
- Primary school or less (%) 83 (55) 160 (28)
- Secondary school (%) 52 (34) 257 (45)
- Higher education or university (%) 17 (11) 149 (26)
Current smokers (%) 128 (84) 218 (39)
History of hypertension (%) 35 (23) 35 (6)
History of hypercholesterolemia (%) 16 (11) 14 (3)
History of diabetes (%) 8 (5) 7 (1)
Family history of cardiovascular disease (%) 98 (66) 194 (36)
Birth weight-gram   
- Mean (SD) 3214 (676) 3370 (659)
- Median (range) 3150 (1500–5010) 3500 (1500–5800)
Body Mass Index – kg/m2 – Mean (SD) 25.1 (0.4) 23.4 (0.2)
Waist circumference – cm (SD) 89.5 (13.1) 83.0 (10.2)
Waist/hip ratio (SD) 0.85 (0.006) 0.81 (0.008)
Premenopausal (%) 132 (87) 480 (85)