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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with poorly controlled hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus

From: Clinically relevant quality measures for risk factor control in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

  Poorly controlled Hypertension (n = 391) Poorly controlled Dyslipidemia (n = 231) Poorly controlled diabetes Mellitus (n = 59)
Demographic       
Age, years Mean, (SD) 64.5 (8.1) 62.9 (7.7) 62.8 (8.6)
  n % n % n %
Age       
< 65 years 193 49 130 56 32 54
≥ 65 years 198 51 101 44 27 46
Sex       
Female 159 41 99 43 22 37
Baseline medications       
Medication for each condition       
0 medications 67 17 165 71 15 25
1 medications 92 24 64 28 18 31
2 medications 115 29 2 1 25 42
3 medications 74 19 0 0 1 2
≥4 medications 43 11 0 0 0 0
Medication for others of the 3 conditions       
0 medications 109 28 60 26 9 15
1 medications 98 25 37 16 14 24
2 medications 85 22 52 23 10 17
3 medications 46 12 30 13 13 22
≥4 medications 53 14 52 23 13 22
All medications       
0 medications 17 4 22 10 3 5
1 medications 42 11 34 15 6 10
2 medications 52 13 36 16 3 5
3 medications 57 15 42 18 12 20
≥4 medications 223 57 97 42 35 59
Citizenship       
Switzerland 171 44 97 42 22 37
Europe/USA 80 20 48 21 10 17
Eastern Europe 83 21 46 20 19 32
Africa 26 7 18 8 5 8
Latin America 15 4 9 4 2 3
Asia/Middle-East 14 4 13 6 1 2
Civil status       
Single 51 13 34 15 3 5
Divorced/separated 87 22 63 27 17 29
Widowed 46 12 22 10 6 10
Married 203 52 111 48 33 56
Occupation       
Social aid 46 12 25 11 7 12
Unemployed 40 10 20 9 8 14
Employed 92 24 73 32 10 17
Retired 159 41 86 37 26 44
At home 45 12 25 11 7 12
Other 2 1 0 0 1 2
  1. Missing data on citizenship for 2 patients with poorly controlled hypertension, on civil status for 4 patients with poorly controlled hypertension and 1 patient with poorly controlled dyslipidemia, on occupation for 7 patients with poorly controlled hypertension, for 2 with poorly controlled dyslipidemia, respectively.
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