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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