TABLE 1.

Demographic Data for the 264 Sudden Death Victims Stratified by Tier (Low, Medium, High) in the Two Years Prior to Death

Low (n = 107)Medium (n = 107)High (n = 50)P-valueTotal (N = 264)
Average number of total visits per person per year, mean (SD)0.4 (0.5)3.3 (1.5)11.6 (4.8)< .0013.7 (4.6)
Age (years), mean (SD)51.0 (10.1)55.1 (7.0)54.4 (10.6).00253.3 (9.2)
Education (years), mean (SD)13.5 (2.3)13.5 (2.3)13.1 (2.3).91513.4 (2.3)
Body Mass Index, mean (SD)30.4 (9.1)30.9 (8.9)30.1 (8.9).64330.5 (9.0)
Male, n (%)73 (68.2)69 (64.5)29 (58.0).266171 (64.8)
Race, n (%)
White72 (67.3)64 (59.8)33 (66.0).380169 (64.0)
African American34 (31.8)41 (38.3)17 (34.0)92 (34.9)
Married, n (%)38 (35.5)48 (44.9)14 (28.0).035100 (37.9)
Smoker, n (%)47 (44.3)70 (65.4)35 (70.0)< .001152 (57.8)
  • Note. Numerical data is represented as an average (SD); categorical data is represented with n (horizontal %)