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Table 2 Sociodemographic and baseline characteristics of the patients a

From: Associations between demographic, disease related, and treatment pathway related variables and health related quality of life in primary care patients with coronary heart disease

Variables Study arm A (developers) Study arm B (users) Study arm C (control) P value
N 128 70 92  
Mean age (year) (SD, range) 68.48 (9.89; 42–91) 68.91 (10.60; 44–89) 70.72 (10.70; 40–94) .27
Genderb .002
female (%) 27 (21.1) 27 (38.6) 38 (41.3)  
 male (%) 101 (78.9) 43 (61.4) 54 (58.7)  
Living with partnerb .02
 yes (%) 102 (79.7) 49 (71.0) 57 (62.6)  
 no (%) 26 (20.3) 20 (29.0) 34 (37.4)  
Education level .25
 9 or less years 85 (67.5) 45 (67.2) 55 (62.5)  
 10 years 22 (17.5) 6 (9.0) 18 (20.5)  
 11-13 years 19 (15.1) 16 (23.9) 15 (17.0)  
Employment     .13
 yes (%) 30 (23.6) 11 (16.2) 12 (13.3)  
 no (%) 97 (76.4) 57 (83.8) 78 (86.7)  
Prior myocardial infarction .46
 yes (%) 67 (52.3) 42 (60.0) 45 (50.6)  
 no (%) 61 (47.7) 28 (40.0) 44 (49.4)  
Prior bypass or stent .16
 yes (%) 105 (82.0) 58 (84.1) 65 (73.0)  
 no (%) 23 (18.0) 11 (15.9) 24 (27.0)  
  1. a Numbers may not add up to 290 and percentages may not add up to 100 % due to missing values and rounding.
  2. b Significant difference between groups (α = .05).