Table 1

Characteristics of the cohort participants in CARDIIGAN (n=8296)

CharacteristicsSpecificsMissing (n)
SexFemale: 2908 (35%)
Male: 5388 (65%)
0
Age at baseline (years),
mean (SD)
63 (11)0
ResidenceTyrol: 6949 (84%)
Rest of Austria: 1027 (12%)
Foreign: 320 (4%)
0
Height (m),
mean (SD)
1.71 (0.09)117
Weight (kg),
mean (SD)
78.4 (14.9)118
Smoking statusNever: 3660 (52%)
Former: 1929 (27%)
Current: 1495 (21%)
1212
Angina pectoris complaintsNone: 3671 (44%)
Stable: 2986 (36%)
Unstable: 1269 (15%)
Atypical: 370 (4%)
0
Myocardial infarctionNone: 6523 (79%)
STEMI: 459 (6%)
NSTEMI: 631 (8%)
MCI: 683 (8%)
0
Valvular/congenital heart diseaseNo: 6395 (87%)
Yes: 957 (13%)
944
CardiomyopathyNo: 3793 (86%)
Yes: 594 (14%)
3909
Solid organ transplantationNo: 8128 (98%)
Yes: 168 (2%)
0
HypertensionNo: 2227 (27%)
Yes: 6069 (73%)
0
Diabetes mellitusNo: 6902 (83%)
Yes: 1394 (17%)
0
Family history of myocardial infarction
(first-degree relative: male <55 years; female <65 years)
No: 6532 (79%)
Yes: 1764 (21%)
0
Lipid-lowering medication: statinNo: 2521 (46%)
Yes: 2967 (54%)
2808
Antihypertension/anti-anginal
medication
No: 1141 (20%)
Yes: 4434 (80%)
2721
Total cholesterol (mg/dL), mean (SD)193 (45)585
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL), mean (SD)54.9 (17.0)741
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL), 
mean (SD)
123 (38)756
Triglycerides (mg/dL), 
median (IQR)
126 (91–175)591
Fibrinogen (mg/dL), 
median (IQR)
367 (297–459)265
C reactive protein (mg/dL), 
median (IQR)
0.28 (0.12–0.70)207
Prothrombin time (%), mean (SD)103 (13)151
Thrombocytes (×1000 U/µL), mean (SD)233 (67)147
Haemoglobin (g/dL), mean (SD)14.3 (2.3)119
Creatinine (mg/dL), mean (SD)1.07 (0.72)105
Gamma-glutamyltransferase (U/L), 
median (IQR)
33 (21–54)321
Uric acid (mg/dL), mean (SD)6.33 (1.76)970
Urea (mg/dL), median (IQR)35.4 (29.1–44.4)248
Maximum degree of stenosisNone: 2029 (25%)
<50%: 1588 (20%)
≥50%–70%: 296 (4%)
≥70%: 4157 (52%)
226
Number of stentsNone: 5918 (76%)
1: 1398 (18%)
≥2: 424 (5%)
556
Number of bypassNone: 7330 (94%)
≥1: 439 (6%)
527
Cause of death (up until 31 December 2013) with complete ICD-10 codeAlive: 5366 (77%)
Cardiovascular death: 746 (11%)
Other causes: 837 (12%)
1347
  • CARDIIGAN, Coronary Artery disease Risk Determination In Innsbruck by diaGnostic ANgiography; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; MCI, myocardial infarction; NSDTEMI, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; STEMI, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.