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Table 4 Analysis of risk factor profile for MPNs according to MPN sub-types

From: The epidemiology and clinical characteristics of myeloproliferative neoplasms in Malaysia

Risk factors MPN sub-types p-value
ET
n (%)
PV
n (%)
PMF
n (%)
HS
n (%)
MPN-U
n (%)
Previous thrombosis 96 (23.7) 111 (29.1) 3 (3.3) 4 (13.3) 22 (27.5) < 0.001
Old age (≥ 60 years) 160 (39.2) 132 (34.5) 43 (46.2) 8 (25.8) 31 (39.2) 0.139
Sex: male 166 (40.7) 235 (61.0) 44 (47.3) 24 (77.4) 44 (55.0) < 0.001
Hypertension 169 (41.7) 223 (58.2) 38 (40.9) 10 (33.3) 29 (36.3) < 0.001
Dyslipidemia 131 (32.4) 129 (33.7) 15 (16.1) 2 (6.7) 19 (23.8) < 0.001
Diabetes 66 (16.3) 60 (15.7) 16 (17.2) 5 (16.7) 11 (13.8) 0.976
Smoking 77 (19.0) 91 (23.8) 8 (8.6) 3 (10.3) 18 (22.5) 0.010
Obese 23 (5.7) 28 (7.3) 3 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 5 (6.3) 0.590