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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 4036 patients with COPD according to initial VTE presentation

From: Pulmonary embolism and 3-month outcomes in 4036 patients with venous thromboembolism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: data from the RIETE registry

  PE patients DVT patients p
  (n=2452), % (n=1584), %  
Men 1579 (64.4) 1114 (70.3) <0.0001
Obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2) 470 (19.2) 356 (22.5) 0.02
Age    
Mean (SD) 73.4 (11.4) 72.0 (11.7) <0.0001
≥75 years 1332 (54.3) 727 (45.9) <0.0001
Cancer 535 (21.8) 353 (22.3) 0.73
Recent surgery 197 (8.0) 111 (7.0) 0.23
Previous VTE 383 (15.6) 290 (18.3) 0.02
Recent immobilization > 3 days 780 (31.8) 491 (31.0) 0.59
  1. Recent immobilization is defined as an immobilization for non-surgical reason ≥4 days in the 2-month period prior to VTE diagnosis. Recent surgery is defined as operation in the 2 month prior to VTE.