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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients at baseline (n = 100)

From: Patient participation in patients with heart failure receiving structured home care - a prospective longitudinal study

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics  
Age mean (SD) 81.7 (8.8)
Male n 62
Cohabitation n 52
Housing n  
Apartment 80
Own house 17
Block of service flats 3
Home-help service n 46
Education level n  
Elementary, primary and secondary school 67
High/trade school 2 years 5
High-school 3–4 years 10
Higher education/university 18
Smoking n  
Never smoked 37
Stopped smoking > 1 year ago 53
Stopped smoking > 1 month - < 1 year ago 2
Smoke regularly 8
Alcohol n  
1 ≤ glass/week 76
2-7 glasses/week 20
>5 glasses/occasion 3
missing 1
NYHA class n  
II 12
III 80
IV 8
CCI mean (SD) 4.0 (2.2)
Blood pressure mean (SD)  
Systolic 121.3 (22.9)
Diastolic 67.3 (11.1)
Pulse mean (SD) 75.0 (11.6)
Pulse rhythm n  
regular 39
irregular 51
missing 10
Medication n  
ACEI/ARB 72
β-blockers 87
MRA 49
Diuretics 95
  1. Key for abbreviations: NYHA class = New York Heart Association Functional.
  2. Classification, CCI = Charlson Co-morbidity Index, ACEI = Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, ARB = Angiotensin Receptor Blocker, β-Blockers = Beta blockers, MRA = mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists.
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