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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics (Overall, by completion status)

From: Changes in health-related quality of life before and after a 12-month enhanced primary care model among chronically ill primary care patients in Australia

Variable

Overall (N = 616)

Baseline and follow-up assessments (n = 417)

Baseline assessment only (n = 199)

p-value

Age in years, Mean (SD)

68.9 (12.9)

69.6 (12.1)

67.4 (14.2)

0.063

Gender

Males

306 (49.7)

200 (48.0)

106 (53.3)

0.218

Females

310 (50.3)

217 (52.0)

93 (46.7)

 

History of co-existing conditions

Cardiovascular disease

211 (34.3)

147 (35.3)

64 (32.2)

0.450

Respiratory disease

179 (29.1)

119 (28.5)

60 (30.2)

0.680

Diabetes

302 (49.0)

213 (51.1)

89 (44.7)

0.140

Musculoskeletal disorders

263 (42.7)

191 (45.8)

72 (36.2)

0.024

Mental illness

126 (20.5)

81 (19.4)

45 (22.6)

0.359

Cancer

89 (14.4)

57 (13.7)

32 (16.1)

0.426

Number of co-existing conditions, Mean (SD)

1.9 (0.9)

1.9 (1.0)

1.8 (0.9)

0.150

Chronic conditions

 One condition

219 (35.6)

141 (33.8)

78 (39.2)

0.192

 Two or more conditions

397 (64.4)

276 (66.2)

121 (60.8)

 

Program contacts

  < 12 contacts

313 (50.8)

130 (31.2)

183 (92.0)

< 0.001

  ≥ 12 contacts

303 (49.2)

287 (68.8)

16 (8.0)

 

Insurance status

Private

391 (68.5)

268 (68.9)

123 (67.6)

0.753

Uninsured

180 (31.5)

121 (31.1)

59 (32.4)

 

Mean EQ-5D-5L score

0.79 (0.19)

0.79 (0.18)

0.78 (0.21)

0.493

Clinical measures

Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg), Mean (SD)

138.8 (19.2)

138.9 (18.6)

138.3 (20.3)

0.696

Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg), Mean (SD)

75.8 (18.0)

76.2 (17.1)

75.1 (19.9)

0.500

Body Mass Index Kg/m2, Mean (SD)

29.9 (7.3)

29.6 (6.4)

30.5 (8.7)

0.146

Glycated Haemoglobin (%), Mean (SD)

6.8 (1.4)

6.8 (1.5)

6.7 (1.3)

0.380

High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (mmol/L), Mean (SD)

1.3 (0.4)

1.3 (0.4)

1.3 (0.4)

0.695

Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (mmol/L), Mean (SD)

2.7 (1.1)

2.7 (1.0)

2.9 (1.1)

0.059

Total Cholesterol (mmol/L), Mean (SD)

4.8 (1.4)

4.8 (1.3)

4.9 (1.5)

0.105

Triglyceride (mmol/L), Mean (SD)

1.7 (1.1)

1.6 (1.1)

1.7 (1.2)

0.352

  1. Data presented as N (%) unless specified otherwise
  2. Variables reported as percentages were tested with chi-square analyses and variables reported as means and standard deviations were tested with independent samples t-test
  3. Bold letters suggest statistical significance with p-value< 0.05