Table 1

Characteristics of patients admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or angina by sex

AMI sample (n=4580) Angina sample (n=4457)
MenWomenMenWomen
n%*n%n%n%
Total291163.6166936.4250356.2195443.8
Age at admission
 45–541906.5804.81526.11517.7
 55–6468523.527716.662825.149925.5
 65–7480727.741424.889735.862231.8
 75–8475726.048128.863425.349325.2
 85+47216.241725.01927.71899.7
Region of residence
 Major city148551.080748.4132152.897249.7
 Inner regional102535.262937.788635.471736.7
 Regional/remote35412.220012.025910.423712.1
Highest qualification
 No school certificate41714.335721.430512.232616.7
 School or trade certificate/diploma192366.1108565.0162965.1131067.0
 Tertiary degree49717.117510.550220.127614.1
Country of birth
 Australia/New Zealand214273.6132379.3188875.4157680.7
 Other72825.032719.658323.335318.1
Marital status
 Single64722.275044.946518.663832.7
 Married/de facto224477.191654.9201180.3131367.2
BMI
 Not obese (BMI<30 kg/m2)207971.4110065.9171368.4126064.5
 Obese (BMI≥30 kg/m2)62521.539423.661924.747924.5
Physical functioning
 No or minor limitation141248.546928.1122148.869135.4
 Moderate limitations64622.238623.164725.951726.5
 Severe limitations39313.539223.530112.037319.1
Psychological distress
 Low195867.394856.8168167.2113157.9
 Moderate33911.720512.333713.527314.0
 High1886.51116.71787.11728.8
Health insurance
 No private health insurance116440.080748.484533.873137.4
 Private hospital insurance/Department of Veterans Affairs Card174660.086251.7165866.2122362.6
  • *Pecentage of missing cases: AMI sample (men, women): region of residence (1.6, 2.0); highest qualification (2.5, 3.1); country of birth (1.4, 1.1); marital status (0.7, 0.2); body mass index (BMI) (7.1, 10.5); physical limitations (15.8, 25.3); psychological distress (14.6, 24.3); health insurance (<0.1, 0.0). Angina sample (men, women): region of residence (1.5, 1.4); highest qualification (2.7, 2.2); country of birth (1.3, 1.3); marital status (1.1, 0.1); BMI (6.8, 11.0); physical limitations (13.3, 19.1); psychological distress (12.3, 19.3); health insurance (0.0, 0.0).