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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Relationship between health-related quality of life, comorbidities and acute health care utilisation, in adults with chronic conditions

Participant characteristics N = 1999
Gender Male 1071 (54 %)
Female 928 (46 %)
Age Mean (SD) years 63 (14.4)
Range 18–101
Other household members Lived alone 366 (18 %)
  Lived with family 1495 (75 %)
  Lived with others 93 (5 %)
  Unknown 45 (2 %)
Accommodation Type Private residence 1857 (93 %)
  Supported accommodation 63 (3 %)
  Residential aged care facility 22 (1 %)
  Other 57 (3 %)
Primary health condition Diabetes 928 (46 %)
  Chronic respiratory 463 (23 %)
  Cardiac 277 (14 %)
  Peripheral vascular disease/Diabetic Foot/Wounds 191 (10 %)
  Neurological/Musculoskeletal/Functional status 140 (7 %)
Country of Birth Australia/New Zealand 877 (44 %)
United Kingdom/Ireland 77 (4 %)
  Europe 724 (36 %)
  Middle East 140 (7 %)
Other 173 (9 %)
Charlson Comorbidity Score 0/1 956 (48 %)
  2/3 494 (25 %)
  4/5 288 (14 %)
  ≥6 261 (13 %)
Charlson Index 0 99 (5 %)
1/2 589 (29.5 %)
3 /4 531 (26.7 %)
5/6 331 (16.6 %)
≥7 448 (22.4 %)
Service Type Diabetes 915 (46 %)
PVD/ Diabetic Foot/Wound 181 (9 %)
Respiratory 463 (23 %)
Asthma (215)  
COPD (188)
Other Respiratory (60)
Cardiac 260 (13 %)
Ischaemic Heart Disease (136)  
Chronic Heart Failure (122)
Aged care/complex psychosocial 180 (9 %)
Acute health care utilisation ED presentations - Mean (SD) 0.77 (1.87)
1 year following enrolment/patient Emergency inpatient admissions - Mean (SD) 0.50 (1.41)
  Elective inpatient admissions - Mean (SD) 0.30 (0.99)
  Total Bed-days - Mean (SD) 2.50 (8.10)
Over 3 years following enrolment/patient ED presentations - Mean (SD) 1.96 (3.62)
  Emergency inpatient admissions - Mean (SD) 1.29 (2.70)
  Total Bed-days - Mean (SD) 6.73 (16.6)