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Table 1 General characteristics of cases according to hs-troponin groups

From: Is high sensitive-troponin I a reliable biomarker for cardiac injury in methadone toxicity? A prospective cross-sectional study

Variables Total
(n = 60)
Hs-troponin positive
(n = 12)
Hs-troponin negative
(n = 48)
P Value
Age (years) 34.5 ± 11.1 37.1 ± 14.6 33.9 ± 10.2 0.369
Males N(%) 40 (67) 8 (67) 32 (67) 0.641
Unemployed N(%) 26 (43) 7 (58) 19 (39) 0.436
Cigarette smoking N(%) 38 (63) 8 (66) 30 (62) 0.789
Cigarette smoking duration (pack/year) 10.2 ± 15.9 15.6 ± 23.1 8.8 ± 13.5 0.186
Water pipe usage N(%) 31 (51) 7 (58) 24 (50) 0.605
Alcohol consumption N(%) 13 (21) 7 (58) 6 (12) 0.001
Methadone usage N(%) 30 (50) 8 (66) 22 (45) 0.197
Methadone usage durationa (months) 3 (0, 33) 12 (0,54) 0 (0,24) 0.201
Methadone consumptiona (mg) 50 (21, 100) 50 (25,100) 50 (16, 144) 0.648
  1. Hs-Troponin High sensitive troponin, ECG Electrocardiogram
  2. aBoth of the variables were not normally distributed so median (IQR) and Mann Whitney test have been used