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Table 1 Patients' characteristics.

From: Are there independent predisposing factors for postoperative infections following open heart surgery?

Characteristic Patients
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Percentage
(%)
Male 133 77.3%
Female 39 22.7%
Diabetes mellitus 59 34.3%
Arterial hypertension 118 68.6%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 22 12.8%
Chronic renal failure 11 6.4%
Peripheral vascular disease 23 13.4%
Stroke 19 11%
Unstable angina 35 20.3%
Recent myocardial infarction (within 90 days) 46 26.7%
Older myocardial infarction 31 18%
Pulmonary hypertension 2 1.2%
Hyperlipidemia 45 26.2%
Smoking 69 40.1%
Alcohol abuse 13 7.6%