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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients in the population

From: Body weight perception among Sri Lankan cardiac patients

Patient characteristic Male   Female   Total  
n = 322 n = 204 n = 526
number % number % number %
Ethnicity
 Sinhala 266 82.6 172 84.3 438 83.3
 Muslim 24 7.5 19 9.3 43 8.2
 Indian Tamil 4 1.2 0 0 4 0.8
 Sri Lankan Tamil 22 6.8 12 5.9 34 6.5
Education Level
 No formal education 25 7.8 30 14.7 55 10.5
 Primary 96 29.8 79 38.7 175 33.3
 Secondary 186 57.8 87 42.6 273 51.9
 Tertiary 15 4.7 8 3.9 23 4.4
Diagnosis
 IHD 87 42.6 275 52.3 188 58.4
 Arrhythmia 31 15.2 67 12.7 36 11.2
 Cardiomyopathy/HF 9 4.4 16 3 7 2.2
 Valvular heart disease 26 12.7 59 11.2 33 10.2
 Infections 8 3.9 22 4.2 14 4.3
 Pericardial diseases 4 2 7 1.3 3 0.9
 Iry/IIry lung disease 11 5.4 15 2.9 4 1.2
 Miscellaneous 28 13.8 65 12.3 37 11.5