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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics

From: Assessing responsiveness of generic and specific health related quality of life measures in heart failure

Characteristic (n = 298) Number (%) or Mean ± SD
Demographics  
Age 60 ± 13
Sex (male) 223 (75)
Race  
   Caucasian 216 (73)
   African-American 69 (23)
   Other 13 (4)
Body mass index 29.0 ± 6.5*
Co-Morbidities  
History Hypertension 159 (53)
History of angina 66 (22)
History of myocardial infarction 112 (38)
History of percutaneous coronary intervention 41 (14)
History of coronary artery bypass graph 82 (28)
History of hyperlipidemia 135 (45)
History of diabetes 99 (33)
History of renal failure 15 (5)
History of COPD/Asthma 56 (19)
Heart Failure  
Etiology †  
- Ischemia 146 (50)
- Hypertensive 25 (8)
- Valvular heart disease 8 (3)
- Other 110 (38)
Ejection fraction 25 ± 8.1
Heart Rate 73 ± 14
Systolic blood pressure 121 ± 24
Diastolic blood pressure 69 ± 13
Receiving ACE inhibitors 242 (81)
Receiving beta-blockers 224 (75)
Receiving spironolactone 106 (36)
  1. *–1 subject missing data; †–9 subjects missing data; COPD -Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease