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Table 2 Demographics variables, comorbidities, and cardiovascular risk factors in 1,210 patients

From: Predictors for pathologically confirmed aortitis after resection of the ascending aorta: A 12-year Danish nationwide population-based cross-sectional study

Variable With pathological examination of aorta   Without pathological examination of aorta, n (%)
  Without aortitis, n (%) With aortitis, n (%) OR for aortitis (95% CI) p  
Male gender 395 (69) 23 (62) 1.1 (0.5-2.4) 0.78 410 (68)
Cancer 37 (6) 2 (5) 0.7 (0.1-3.2) 0.63 51 (8)
Stroke 56 (10) 3 (8) 0.8 (0.2-2.8) 0.72 95 (16)
Ischemic heart disease 163 (28) 10 (27) 0.8 (0.4-1.9) 0.70 227 (38)
Renal failure 36 (6) 1 (3) 0.5 (0.1-4.0) 0.51 49 (8)
Connective tissue disease 28 (5) 7 (19) 4.7 (1.6-13.6) 0.0042 33 (5)
Peripheral vascular disease 47 (8) 3 (8) 0.8 (0.2-2.9) 0.72 55 (9)
Infection 83 (14) 3 (8) 0.4 (0.1-1.5) 0.17 107 (18)
Hypertension 183 (32) 13 (35) 1.2 (0.5-2.5) 0.68 261 (43)
Diabetes 10 (2) 2 (5% 5.2 (0.9-29.7) 0.06 19 (3)
Age, years     0.35  
   15-47 148 (26) 6 (16) 1.0 (ref.)   79 (13)
   48-59 147 (26) 8 (21) 1.4 (0.5-4.4)   145 (24)
   60-67 143 (25) 9 (24) 1.5 (0.4-4.5)   156 (26)
   68-84 135 (2) 14 (38) 2.5 (0.8-7.6)   220 (37)
Surgical center     0.11  
   1 118 (21) 9 (24) 1.0 (ref.)   238 (40)
   2 110 (19) 2 (5) 0.2 (0.1-1.0)   54 (9)
   3 114 (20) 5 (14) 0.6 (0.2-2.1)   55 (9)
   4 162 (28) 13 (35) 1.1 (0.4-2.9)   219 (36)
   5 69 (12) 8 (22) 1.7 (0.6-4.9)   34 (6)
  1. Patients with and without pathological examination, and with and without inflammation of the ascending aorta, Denmark, 1997 to 2009 (logistic regression analysis, adjusted prevalence ORs for aortitis).
  2. CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.