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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the study participants at the University of Gondar referral hospital

From: Health-related quality of life and extent of self-care practice among heart failure patients in Ethiopia

VariableFrequencyPercentage
Chronic comorbidity
 None15052.8
 Yes13447.2
Duration since diagnosed for heart failure (in years)
 < 5 years16959.5
 5–108630.3
 > 10 years2910.2
Duration since started to take HF medications
 < 5 years19167.3
 5–107125.0
 > 10 years227.7
Hospitalization history
 No10537.0
 Yes17963.0
Total number of prescribed medication per day (Mean ± SD)3.11 ± 1.104.