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Table 2 Prevalence of cardio-vascular risk factors in different Austrian regions (east - west): Results for women 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 1934 2854 1683 1550   
Diabetes mellitus 7.2 6.7 6.1 5.3 0.111 0.015
Hypertension 25.6 22.5 21.7 19.4 < 0.001 < 0.001
Obesity 14.0 14.6 10.3 10.4 < 0.001 < 0.001
Smoking 19.8 19.7 17.2 20.5 0.073 0.795
Diet rich in meat 16.5 13.7 12.2 14.6 0.002 0.045
Lack of physical exercise 81.6 75.1 72.8 77.9 < 0.001 0.002
Psycho-social discomfort 15.7 11.1 13.0 10.9 < 0.001 0.001
Lack of social support 4.8 2.9 2.3 2.6 < 0.001 < 0.001
Low educational level 65.6 78.5 77.5 79.8 < 0.001 < 0.001
Born abroad 25.9 11.5 11.4 15.0 < 0.001 < 0.001
Not being married 52.6 46.3 48.4 50.9 < 0.001 0.615
Age older than 60 years 29.3 29.4 29.4 27.8 0.681 0.367
  1. *Regions 1-4 are depicted in figure 3 for women;