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Table 1 Clinical baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Epidemiology and long-term prognosis of atrial fibrillation in rural African patients

Characteristic Value
Age (years), mean ± SD 66.56 ± 14.92
Female, n (%) 54 (53.47)
Low socioeconomic level, n (%) 90 (89.11)
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Hypertension, n (%) 60 (59.41)
 Diabetes, n (%) 07 (6.90)
 Smoking, n (%) 29 (28.71)
 Dyslipidemia, n (%) 04 (3.96)
Alcohol abuse, n (%) 12 (11.88)
Body mass index (kg/m2), mean ± SD 21.63 ± 3.17
Obesity (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2), n (%) 3 (2.97)
Heart rate (beats/minute), mean ± SD 108.99 ± 29.08
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg), mean ± SD 126.12 ± 28.89
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg), mean ± SD 76.73 ± 16.25
Signs and symptoms  
 Congestive heart failure, n (%) 86 (85.15)
 Palpitations, n (%) 59 (58.42)
 Chest pain, n (%) 30 (29.70)