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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with confirmed venous thromboembolism (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010)

From: The effect of a continuing medical education program on Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis utilization and mortality in a tertiary-care hospital

  All patients
N = 147
Age* (years), mean ± SD (range) 56 ± 3.98 (52.9-67.5)
Age classes, N (%)  
  < 40 years 1 (0.7)
  40-60 years 112 (76.2)
  > 60 years 31 (21.1)
Male gender, N (%) 84 (57.1)
Risk factors, N (%)  
  Association with surgery 39 (26.5)
  Immobilization 27 (18.4)
  Smokers 37 (25.2)
  Hypertension 107 (72.8)
  Diabetes 92 (62.6)
  Obesity 26 (17.7)
  Indwelling venous device 58 (39.5)
  History of infection 21 (14.3)
  Inflammatory disease 77 (52.4)
  Cancer 18 (12.4)
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5 (3.4)
  Respiratory failure 21 (14.3)
  Varicose veins 16 (11.3)
  History of stroke 45 (30.6)
  History of heart failure 21 (14.3)
  Myocardial infarction 65 (44.2)
  Peripheral vascular disease 70 (47.6)
  History of nephrotic syndrome 9 (6.1)
  1. *Age was missing in 3 patients.