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Table 1 Summary characteristics of patients

From: The cost-effectiveness of point of care testing in a general practice setting: results from a randomised controlled trial

  Characteristics Freq (%) Intervention (n = 3010) Control (n = 1958) Total (n = 4968)
Sex Male 1630 (54.2) 1018 (52.0) 2648 (53.3)
Age group (years) 18-39 52 (1.7) 21 (1.1) 73 (1.5)
  40-49 199 (9.6) 109 (5.6) 308 (6.2)
  50-59 573 (19.0) 335 (17.1) 908 (18.3)
  60-69 1015 (33.7) 604 (30.8) 1619 (32.6)
  70-79 867 (28.8) 680 (34.7) 1547 (31.1)
  80+ 304 (10.1) 209 (10.7) 513 (10.3)
  Age (years) median (IQ range) 66.0 (59.0-74.0) 68.0 (60.0-75.0) 67.0 (59.0-75.0)
Geographic region Urban 897 (29.8) 840 (42.9) 1737 (35.0)
  Rural 917 (30.5) 447 (22.8) 1364 (27.5)
  Remote 1196 (39.7) 671 (34.3) 1867 (37.6)
Condition* Anticoagulant therapy 572 (19.0) 372 (19.0) 944 (19.0)
  Diabetes 1182 (39.3) 785 (40.1) 1967 (39.6)
  Hyperlipidaemia 2356 (78.3) 1463 (74.7) 3819 (76.9)
  1. *Patients could have more than one condition