Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 379 patients admitted with first-episode myocardial infarction receiving socially differentiated cardiac rehabilitation

Socially vulnerable participantsNon-socially vulnerable participants
Rehabilitation type N time periodRehabilitation type N time period
Standard rehabilitation N=78 2000–2002Expanded rehabilitation N=130 2002–2004Standard rehabilitation N=55 2000–2002Standard rehabilitation N=116 2002–2004
Age at admission, years56 (8.15)55 (8.53)60 (7.56)57 (8.50)
Gender, male57 (73)93 (71)42 (76)94 (81)
Educational level, DUN3.18 (1.19)3.26 (1.39)4.80 (1.08)4.75 (1.19)
Living alone27 (35)51 (39)00
Other diseases39 (50)82 (64)27 (49)68 (59)
Diabetes mellitus10 (13)16 (12)6 (11)10 (9)
Hyperlipidaemia20 (26)37 (28)13 (24)44 (38)
Hypertension18 (23)28 (22)11 (20)23 (20)
Body mass index27.26 (4.35)26.26 (4.08)26.37 (3.99)26.54 (3.12)
Current smoker59 (76)83 (64)34 (62)60 (52)
  • Patients are divided into groups based on social vulnerability and time of admission.

  • Data are given as numbers (percentage) or as means (standard deviation).

  • DUN, Danish Educational Nomenclature.