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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, women with CVD versus without (n = 307)

From: Do self-reported pregnancy complications add to risk evaluation in older women with established cardiovascular disease?

 CVD (n = 233)No CVD (n = 74)Missingp-value
Covariates
 Age at inclusion68.5 (9.2)64.3 (9.8) < 0.001*
 BMI27.0 (4.4)26.2 (4.6) 0.2*
 Hypertension142 (60.9)13 (17.6) < 0.001**
 Current smoker55 (23.7)8 (10.8)10.017**
 Diabetes mellitus36 (15.5)2 (2.7) 0.004**
 Previous stroke or TIA8 (3.4)0 (0) 0.2**
 Previous MI21 (9.0)0 (0) 0.007**
 Previous PAD34 (14.6)0 (0) < 0.001**
Pregnancy complications
 Miscarriage51 (22.4)16 (21.6)50.9**
 Subfertility41 (18.6)11 (15.5)160.5**
 GHT and/or PE46 (20.3)8 (10.8)60.066**
 LBW (< 2500 g)21 (9.5)7 (9.5)111.0**
 Preterm birth (< 37 weeks)30 (14.2)6 (8.1)210.2**
 Bleeding in late pregnancy9 (3.9)2 (2.7)51.0**
 GDM3 (1.3)2 (2.7)50.6**
 HBW (> 4500 g)12 (5.4)4 (5.4)111.0**
  1. Values are described as means (SD = standard deviation) for numerical variables and n (%) for categorical variables
  2. CVD Cardiovascular disease, BMI Body Mass Index, TIA Transient ischemic attack, MI Myocardial infarction, PAD Peripheral artery disease, GHT Gestational hypertension, PE Preeclampsia, LBW Low birth weight, GDM Gestational diabetes mellitus, HBW High birth weight
  3. *p-value by Independent t-test, **p-value by Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test where appropriate