Table 1

Details of the study participants (mean±SD and N (%))

Anaemia (n=30)No anaemia (n=193)p Difference
Men22 (73.3%)166 (86.0%)0.10
Women8 (26.7%)27 (14.0%)
Age (years)61.70±11.459.28±11.70.29
Ethnicity (Caucasian)27 (90.0%)159 (82.4%)0.43
Married21 (70.0%)139 (72.0)0.83
Education (secondary and above)15 (50.0%)85 (44.3%)0.45
Smoking10 (33.3%)75 (38.9%)0.69
History of depression11 (36.7%)56 (29.0%)0.40
Negative mood in hospital3.18±2.63.76±2.80.69
GRACE score97.67±28.590.54±26.00.17
Vessels with significant stenosis1.97±0.551.83±0.560.43
ACS type (STEMI)25 (83.3%)171 (88.6%)0.88
Previous MI6 (20.0%)21 (10.9%)0.22
CK level (IU/l)*1209.9±9601806.4±16390.028
Haemoglobin (g/dl)11.67±1.1514.88±1.220.001
Haematocrit (%)35.64±3.942.61±3.80.001
  • * n=210, analysed following log transformation.

  • GRACE, Global Registry of Acute Cardiac Events; MI, myocardial infarction; STEMI, ST elevation myocardial infarction.