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Table 2 Participant characteristics (n = 106)

From: Development and first assessment of a questionnaire for health care utilization and costs for cardiac patients

Age (years)   Insurance status  
   Mean (SD) 55 (7.6)    Statutory health insurance 91 (86%)
   Range 30–65    Private health insurance 13 (12%)
Sex      n.a. 2 (2%)
   Male 90 (85%) Diagnosis  
   Female 16 (15%)    Myocardial infarction 54 (51%)
Vocational education      CABG 45 (42%)
   No 4 (4%)    Angina 7 (7%)
   Vocational training 52 (49%) Duration of disease since diagnosis (months)  
   Technical school 23 (22%)   
   University/technical college 21 (20%)    Mean (SD) 20.6 (47.7)
   Other/n.a. 6 (6%)    Range 0.5–264
Persons in household   NYHA classification  
   Mean (SD) 2,7 (1,2)    class I 88 (83%)
   Range 1–6    class II 10 (9%)
Employment status      class III 3 (3%)
   Full time 66 (62%)    class IV 0
   Less than full time 4 (9%)    n.a. 5(5%)
   Unemployed 3 (3%) Self-rated health 3 months after rehabilitation (VAS)  
   Early retirement 9 (8%)   
   Regular retirement 16 (15%)    Mean (SD) 78.6 (15.8)
   Other/n.a. 1 (1%)    Range 30–100
  1. NYHA, New York Heart Association range: class I = light limitations, class IV = inability; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft surgery; n.a., not available; VAS, visual analogue scale; range: 0 (= worst) to 100 (= best).