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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients hospitalized into tertiary and secondary care hospitals in Estonia in 2001 and 2007

From: Changes in treatment and mortality of acute myocardial infarction in Estonian tertiary and secondary care hospitals in 2001 and 2007

  Tertiary care hospitals   Secondary care hospitals  
  Year 2001 Year 2007 P Year 2001 Year 2007 P
  n = 210 n = 327   n = 213 n = 360  
Mean age (SD), yrs 68.3 (12.7) 69.7 (12.0) 0.189 68.3 (12.4) 71.8 (11.4) 0.001
≥ 75 yrs, % 30.9 37.0 0.150 34.3 45.3 0.010
Men, % 66.7 58.1 0.047 52.1 51.9 0.969
STEMI, % 61.9 49.5 0.005 59.6 51.4 0.056
Diabetes mellitus, % 19.1 27.2 0.028 16.4 31.1 < 0.001
Arterial hypertension, % 70.0 70.0 0.914 57.3 75.8 < 0.001
Previous AMI, % 29.5 29.4 0.967 23.9 27.2 0.384
Previous heart failure, % 27.1 28.1 0.802 26.8 31.7 0.215
Time to presentation (hrs), %       
   ≤ 3 50.0 42.5 0.215 33.3 30.8 0.878
   3-12 24.3 24.8   25.8 25.3  
   > 12-24 9.5 9.8   12.2 12.2  
   > 24 16.2 22.9   28.6 31.7  
  1. AMI, acute myocardial infarction; SD, standard deviation; STEMI, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction