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Table 4 Proportion (%) of those patients reaching targets in primary end points among those exceeding these values at baseline in the analysed population (intervention = 816, controls = 405)

From: Health coaching by telephony to support self-care in chronic diseases: clinical outcomes from The TERVA randomized controlled trial

  Type 2 Diabetes Coronary artery disease Congestive heart failure
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
Hb1Ac (<7%) 30.2% (n=65/215) 29.7% (n=27/91)     
Waist circumference (<90cm women, <100cm men) 9.8% (n=46/470) 5.1% (n=12/234) 11.1% (n=8/72) 9.5% (n=4/42) 10.8% (n=4/37) 15.8% (n=3/19)
Systolic blood pressure (<140mmHg) 32.7% (n=107/327) 35.8% (n=53/148) 47.1% (n=24/51) 16.1% (n=5/31) 60.0% (n=12/20) 0% (n=0/8)
Diastolic blood pressure (<85mmHg) 45.5% (n=120/264) 37.7% (n=49/130) 56.4% (n=22/39) 26.1% (n=6/23) 66.7% (n=14/21) 53.8% (n=7/13)
Serum total cholesterol (<4.5mmol/l) 30.7% (n=23/75) 35.0% (n=7/20) 77.8% (n=7/9) 100% (n=3/3) 100% (n=1/1) 0% (n=0/1)
Serum LDL cholesterol (<2.5mmol/l) 43.4% (n=29/67) 47.4% (n=9/19) 75.0% (n=6/8) 100% (n=2/2) 100% (n=1/1) (n=0)
NYHA class (similar or improved)      83.9% (n=26/31) 93.3% (n=14/15)
Target reached in at least one primary endpoint* 47.8% (n=276/578) 44.8% (n=125/279) 49.5% (n=55/111) 43.8% (n=28/64) 75.5% (n=40/53) 65.4% (n=17/26)
  1. *Intervention: 50.0% (371/742), Control: 46.1% (170/369), p = 0.217.