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Identification data

Identification data relate to a patient and to a studied group of patients, see the Table 1.

Table 1 – Identification data relate to a patient
Identifier – a column in the data matrix EntryMeaning
PUVSKUPstudied group of patients
ICOIdentification number of a patient

The attribute PUVSKUP represents allocation of patients into groups, see the Table 2.

Table 2 – Frequency of the PUVSKUP attribute values
PUVSKUP – allocation of patients into the groupsNumber of
patients
CodeMeaning
1NG – normal group363
2NSG – normal studied group47
3RGI – risk group intervened473
4RGC – risk group control464
5PG – pathological group72

Allocation of men for further follow-up has been carried out according to presence or absence of RF, according to the overall health condition and according to the finding on the ECG curve. These criteria divided men into 3 groups marked by the letters NG (normal), RG (risk), PG (pathological). These groups have differed in methodology of long-lasting follow-up. The group of NSG men, who have been studied equally as men from the risk group, has been separated from the normal group.

NG (normal) = a group of men without presence of RF (Risk Factors), without any apparent cardiovascular disease, without another serious disease that would not allow their at least ten years lasting following and without any pathological finding on the ECG curve.

NSG (normal studied) = a part of men from NG who have been studied at least once a year like men from the risk group. Intervention has been initiated like with men of the risk group if an affectable RF has been confirmed (hyperlipemia, arterial hypertension).

RG (risk) = a group of men with at least one RF (Risk Factor) (positive family anamnesis, smoking, TH, hypercholesterolemia, obesity), without any manifestation of a cardiovascular disease, without another serious disease that would not allow their at least ten years lasting following and without any pathological finding on the ECG curve.

PG (pathological) = a group of men with manifestation of a cardiovascular disease or with another serious disease that would not allow their at least ten years lasting following (e.g. malignant disease, advanced hepatic or renal failure, serious neural or psychological disorder that would prevent from a long-lasting patient's cooperation with our workplace). Further details about pathological group are available here.

Risk group – RG – have been divided into two subgroups marked as RGI (risk group intervened) and RGC (risk group control). Division has been carried out according to the number of health district in which a man lived: men from the health districts with an even number have been allocated into RGI and men from the health districts with an odd number have been allocated into RGC. During the entry examination there has not been a significant difference between RGI and RGC concerning age, socio-economical indicators, not even in occurrence of RF.

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