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Table 3 Crude and adjusted ORs for a positive/non-conclusive exercise test (n=850)

From: Diagnostic characteristics and prognoses of primary-care patients referred for clinical exercise testing: a prospective observational study

Characteristic Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Pathologic ST-T segment on resting ECG 2.58 (1.68-3.97) 2.29 (1.44-3.63)
Angina diagnosis according to patient’s opinion 2.88 (2.03-4.09) 1.70 (1.13-2.55)
Chest pain walking uphill or in a hurry 3.09 (2.19-4.35) 2.46 (1.69-3.59)
Age in years 1.03 (1.01-1.04) 1.01 (0.99-1.03)
Systolic blood pressure in mm Hg 1.01 (1.01-1.02) 1.01 (1.00-1.02)
Dyslipidaemia, medication for 2.07 (1.47-2.90) 1.51 (1.02-2.23)
Previous cardiovascular event 1.98 (1.33-2.95) 1.02 (0.63-1.64)
Male sex 1.18 (0.86-1.62) 1.16 (0.82-1.64)
  1. ORs for a pathologic ST-T segment in the resting ECG, angina according to the patient’s subjective assessment, and exertional chest pain, were adjusted for age, systolic blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, previous cardiovascular events, and male sex. OR: odds ratio. CI: confidence interval. ECG: electrocardiogram. TIA: transitory ischaemic attack. Cardiovascular event: myocardial infarction, revascularization, stroke, or TIA. Positive exercise test: angina symptoms and depression of ST segment >0.1 mV during the test. Non-conclusive test: angina or ST depression.