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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Long-Term, Competitive Swimming and the Association with Atrial Fibrillation

  Swimmers (N = 49) Non-swimmers (N = 100) p value
Age, year (mean ± SD) 72.6 ± 4.9 70.9 ± 6.4 0.074
Years swimming (mean ± SD) 25.6 ± 16.9 0 ± 0 < 0.001
Weekly swimming mileage (mean ± SD) 6.0 ± 3.8 0 ± 0 < 0.001
Atrial fibrillation, no. (%) 13 (26.5) 7 (7.0) 0.001
Hypertension, no. (%) 23 (46.9) 72 (72.0) 0.003
Diabetes mellitus, no. (%) 1 (2.0) 32 (32.0) < 0.001
Cerebrovascular disease, no. (%) 5 (10.2) 10 (10.0) 1.000
Anticoagulation, no. (%) 6 (12.2) 8 (8.0) 0.390
Aspirin, no. (%) 29 (59.2) 48 (48.0) 0.199
Statin, no. (%) 26 (53.1) 66 (66.0) 0.127
Previous heart surgery, no. (%) 12 (24.5) 7 (7.0) 0.003
Venous thromboembolism, no. (%) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.0) 1.000