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Table 3 Distribution of cardiac risk factors among patients with abnormal echo compared to those with normal echo - Fisher’s Exact test

From: Role of baseline echocardiography prior to initiation of anthracycline-based chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Variable Normal echo Abnormal echo P value
Diabetes    0.3
No 171 (79.9) 4 (66.7)  
Yes 34 (15.9) 2 (33.3)  
Not available 9 (4.2)
Dyslipidemia    0.3
No 166 (77.7) 4 (66.7)  
Yes 38 (17.6) 2 (33.3)  
Not available 10 (4.7)
Hypertension    0.2
No 152 (71) 3 (50)  
Yes 52 (24.3) 3 (50)  
Not available 10 (4.7)
aCAD    0.01
No 199 (93) 4 (66.7)  
Yes 5 (2.3) 2 (33.3)  
Not available 10 (4.7)
Smoking status    0.1
No 126 (58.9) 5 (83.3)  
Yes 74 (34.6) 0 (0)  
Not available 14 (6.5) 1(16.7)
bBMI    1
<25 55 (25.7) 2 (33.3)  
25-30 74 (34.6) 2 (33.3)  
>30 68 (31.8) 1 (16.7)  
Not available 17 (7.9) 1 (16.7)
  1. aCAD: Coronary artery disease bBMI: Body Mass Index.