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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 165)

From: The Patients Assessment Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) questionnaire in The Netherlands: a validation study in rural general practice

  Total population Diabetes patients
(n = 88)
COPD patients
(n = 77)
Mean age (SD) 68.0 (10.3) 68.8 (8.9) 67.2 (11.7)
Percentage women 47% 57% * 35%
Percentage with medium or high education 36% 34% 38%
Percentage with good to excellent health status 55% 66% * 41%
Mean sum score on patient enablement (PEI) 8.7 (2.9) 8.4 (3.0) 9.1 (2.7)
Percentage of patients who evaluated clinical performance as 'excellent' (Europep) 57% 60% 54%
  1. * P < 0.05 of difference between diabetes patients and COPD patients.