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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Quality of Life analysis of patients in chronic use of oral anticoagulant: an observational study

Age range (years) 22 to 87
Female (%) 62.5
Race (%)  
   Black 48.6
   White 20,8
   Mulatto 9,7
   Other 20,8
Education (%)  
   Illiterate 9.7
   Incomplete primary education 45.8
   Complete primary education 6.9
   Incomplete high school 18.1
   Complete high school 18.1
   Incomplete University course 1.4
Married (%) 52.8
Anticoagulation reason (%)  
   AF 48.6
   MHV 45.8
   AF and MHV 5.6
Existence of comorbidities (%) 59.7
Use of drugs in addition to an anticoagulant (%) 98.6
   Increase the anticoagulant effect 45.8
   Decrease the anticoagulant effect 2.8
Anticoagulant (%)  
   Warfarin 72.2
   Phenprocoumon 27.8
Treatment length (%)  
   Less than 01 year 16.7
   Between 01 to 08 years 52.8
   More than 08 years 26.4
Existence of previous bleeding (%)  
   Yes 37.5
   No 62.5
Serious Hemorrhage Percentage and slight bleeding/bruise*  
   Slight hemorrhage/bruise 92,3
   Serious Hemorrhage 7,7
Hospitalization after treatment with anticoagulant due to complications with anticoagulant or for its dose adjustment. (%)**
   Yes 20.8
   No 79.2
Required emergency care due to anticoagulation (%)**  
   Yes 38.9
   No 61.1
  1. * Considering slight hemorrhages those whose conduct restricts to clinic observation or anticoagulant dose adjustment, and serious hemorrhages those which require anticoagulant suspension, blood replacement and/or internment.
  2. ** These answers are based on patient responses and not validated by review of the medical records