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Table 1 Sample characteristics at pre-surgery and at 5-year follow-up (N = 210)

From: Predictors of long-term HRQOL following cardiac surgery: a 5-year follow-up study

  n %
Sample characteristics at baseline
Gender
 Female 64 30.5
 Male 146 69.5
Age
 < 70 years 157 74.8
 >  = 70 years 53 25.2
University degree
 No 146 69.5
 Yes 63 30.0
 Not disclosed 1 0.5
Dyslipidemia
 No 96 45.7
 Yes 114 54.3
Arrhythmia
 No 167 79.5
 Yes 43 20.5
Hypertension
 No 43 20.5
 Yes 167 79.5
Left-ventricular ejection fraction
 Reduced (< 50%) 74 35.2
 Normal (> = 50%) 130 61.9
 No information 6 2.9
EuroScore II
 Higher mortality risk (> = 2%) 59 28.1
 Lower mortality risk (< 2%) 151 71.9
Type of surgery
 Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) 136 64.8
 Other 74 35.2
Sample characteristics at 5-year follow-up
Relationship status
 In a committed relationship 143 68.1
 Not in a committed relationship 65 31.0
 Not disclosed 2 1.0
Employment
 Employed 58 27.6
 Unemployed 75 35.7
 Retired 76 36.2
 Not disclosed 1 0.5
Residence area
 Urban 154 73.3
 Rural 55 26.2
 Not disclosed 1 0.5