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Table 4 Characteristics of the study groups: CHD deaths and active firefighter controls.

From: Firefighters and on-duty deaths from coronary heart disease: a case control study

  CHD Deaths (n = 52) %(n) Active Firefighters (n = 310) %(n) OR@ (95% CI$)
Age ≥ 45 years old 83 (43) 21 (64) 18.4 (8.5–39.6)
Age > 50 years old 52 (27) 4 (14) 22.8 (10.6 – 49.0)
Current Smoking 49 (21/43) 10 (31) 8.6 (4.2 – 17.4)
Hypertension 76 (35/46) 21 (65) 12.0 (5.8 – 24.9)
Diabetes Mellitus 21 (9/42) 3 (8) 10.2 (3.7 – 28.3)*
Cholesterol ≥ 5.18 mmol/L (200 mg/dl) 88 (30/34) 63 (196) 4.4 (1.5 – 12.7)
Prior Diagnosis of CHD or other evidence of arterial-occlusive disease 26 (13/51) 1 (3) 35.0 (9.5 – 128.4)*
  1. * Fisher's Exact Test. See Table 1; @$See Table 2.