Table 2

Palpitations and systolic blood pressure of smokers and non-smokers

VariableSmokers
(n=360)
Non-smokers
(n=180)
χ2P value
Palpitations
 Yes50 (13.8%)0 (0%)26.51<0.001*
 No310 (86.2%)160 (100%)
Blood pressure
 Normal146 (42.9%)108 (65.1%)22.59<0.001*
 Prehypertension103 (30.3%)35 (21.1%)
 Hypertension91 (26.8%)23 (13.9%)
  • (Pearson χ2 test), *p<0.001.