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Table 1 Prevalence of cardio-vascular risk factors in different Austrian regions (east - west): Results for men in %.

From: East-West gradient in cardio-vascular mortality in Austria: how much can we explain by following the pattern of risk factors?

  Region 1* Region 2* Region 3* Region 4* P** P***
N 1741 2533 2233 947   
Diabetes mellitus 7.9 5.3 4.1 4.4 < 0.001 < 0.001
Hypertension 20.1 22.0 19.0 16.6 0.002 0.009
Obesity 13.4 12.7 11.2 10.0 0.025 0.003
Smoking 30.8 25.1 25.6 30.8 < 0.001 0.378
Diet rich in meat 37.9 41.6 40.8 40.3 0.096 0.196
Lack of physical exercise 73.9 67.9 64.9 68.0 < 0.001 < 0.001
Psycho-social discomfort 14.2 10.4 8.9 7.8 < 0.001 < 0.001
Lack of social support 4.2 2.3 1.9 3.0 < 0.001 0.004
Low educational level 62.1 75.5 77.8 79.8 < 0.001 < 0.001
Born abroad 30.0 9.9 12.7 14.7 < 0.001 < 0.001
Not being married 45.7 40.7 41.2 42.1 0.007 0.040
Age older than 60 years 22.3 24.1 22.5 21.3 0.283 0.435
  1. *Regions 1-4 are depicted in figure 2 for men