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Table 4 The Marburg CHD score as proxy indicator for the typicality of chest pain: gender distribution for different score values in all patients and patients with CHD

From: Gender bias revisited: new insights on the differential management of chest pain

  All patients with chest pain Patients with ref. diagnosis CHD
  Women (n = 465) Men (n = 356) p-value Women (n = 46) Men (n = 57) p-value
Score 0 59 (12.7%) 36 (10.1%)   1 (2.2%) 0 (0.0%)  
Score 1 129 (27.7%) 78 (21.9%)   1 (2.2%) 0 (0.0%)  
Score 2 165 (35.5%) 116 (32.6%) <0.01 16 (34.8%) 17 (29.8%) 0.01
Score 3 88 (18.9%) 91 (25.6%)   18 (39.1%) 22 (38.6%)  
Score 4 24 (5.2%) 35 (9.8%)   10 (21.7%) 18 (31.6%)  
Score 5 8 (1.7%) 16 (4.5%)   7 (15.2%) 14 (24.6%)  
  1. The score ranges from 0-5 points. Each of the following five variables contributes 1 point: age (female≥65, male≥55), known clinical vascular disease, pain worse on exertion, patient assumes cardiac origin of pain, pain not reproducible by palpation