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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics in the studied groups

From: Ageing with Chagas disease: an overview of an urban Brazilian cohort in Rio de Janeiro

Variable Clinical form n (%) (n = 619)
Indeterminate (n = 180) Cardiac (n = 343) Digestive (n = 34) Mixed (n = 62) Total (n=619) P-value
Sex 0.194
 Male 76 (42.2) 156 (45.5) 9 (26.5) 26 (41.9) 267 (43.1)
 Female 104 (57.8) 187 (54.5) 25 (73.5) 36 (58.1) 352 (56.9)
 Age, years 55.5 ± 12.7 61.5 ± 11.3 61.6 ± 13.9 65.2 ± 9.6 60.1 ± 12.1 < 0.001
Ethnicity 0.926
 Caucasian 73 (40.5) 142 (41.4) 16 (47.1) 23 (36.5) 254 (41.0)
 Afro-Brazilian 25 (13.9) 46 (13.4) 6 (17.6) 10 (15.9) 87 (14.1)
 Mixed/Pardo 82 (45.6) 155 (45.2) 12 (35.3) 29 (46.8) 278 (44.9)
Place of origin 0.192
 North 1 (0.3) 1 (0.2)
 Northeast 118 (65.6) 243 (70.8) 24 (70.6) 40 (64.6) 425 (68.6)
 South 8 (4.4) 1 (0.3) 2 (3.2) 11 (1.8)
 Southeast 52 (28.9) 91 (26.6) 10 (29.4) 19 (30.6) 172 (27.8)
Central-West 2 (1.1) 7 (2.0) 1 (1.6) 10 (1.6)
Time outside the endemic area
 < 10 years 24 (13.8) 25 (7.5) 2 (6.1) 51 (8.5) 0.002
 10–20 years 53 (30.5) 73 (22.0) 6 (18.2) 21 (35) 153 (25.5)
 > 20 years 90 (51.7) 227 (68.4) 25 (75.7) 37 (61.7) 379 (63.3)
 Born in RJ state 7 (4.0) 7 (2.1) 2 (3.3) 16 (2.7)