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Table 2 Participant characteristics (N = 1,249)

From: Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS)

Age, median (IQR) 60 (52-69)
Male gender 687 (55.0)
Diagnosis
      ACS 783 (62.7)
      ADHF 371 (29.7)
      Both 95 (7.6)
Race*
      White 1029 (82.4)
      Black 192 (15.4)
      Other 25 (2.0)
Hispanic/latino ethnicity 24 (1.9)
Marital status
      Married/living with partner 744 (59.6)
      Separated/divorced 228 (18.3)
      Widowed 157 (12.6)
      Single/never married 120 (9.6)
Number of people who live at home (not including patient), median (IQR) 1 (1-2)
Years of education
      0-8 (i.e. no high school) 50 (4.0)
      9-11 (i.e. some high school) 127 (10.2)
12/GED 381 (30.5)
      13-15 (i.e. some college) 390 (31.2)
      16 (i.e. college graduate) 161 (12.9)
      17+ 140 (11.2)
Health literacy*
      Inadequate 148 (11.8)
      Marginal 92 (7.4)
      Adequate 970 (77.7)
  1. Values are given as N (%) unless otherwise noted. IQR = interquartile range.
  2. *Missing values: race (N = 3, 0.2%), health literacy (N = 39, 3.1%).