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Table 1 Main health needs variables

From: Is quality of life measurement likely to be a proxy for health needs assessment in patients with coronary artery disease?

Variable Subgroup <75 ≥ 75 significance
Co-morbidity No 14 (48) 4 (29) P= 0.22
  Yes 15 (52) 10 (71)  
Difficult access to health services No 7 (41) 16 (61) P = 0.19
  Yes 10 (59) 10 (39)  
Factors influencing ease of access Transport - 1 (20) P < 0.01
  Need assistance 2 (33) -  
  Service availability 4 (67) 4 (80)  
Request for home visit No 27 (93) 10 (77) P = 0.13
  Yes 2 (7) 3 (23)  
GP periodical visit Regular 12 (41) 5 (36) P = 0.72
  Not regular 17 (59) 9 (64)  
Regular medications High burden 14 (82) 19 (76) P = 0.62
  Low burden 3 (18) 6 (24)  
GP satisfactory No 1 (3) 1 (7) P = 0.59
  Yes 28 (97) 13 (93)  
Care dependence No 19 (66) 2 (14) P < 0.001
  Yes 10 (34) 12 (86)  
Helper needed No 17 (59) 4 (29) P < 0.05
  Yes 12 (41) 10 (71)