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Table 2 Patient self-reported baseline characteristics

From: An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

Baseline patient characteristics Intervention N (%) Control N (%) Significance X2
No of patients 349 (47) 390 (53)  
Male 114 (33) 111 (28) NS
Female 235 (67) 279 (71)  
 39yrsa 1 0 NS
 40-49 yrs 93 (27) 101 (26)  
 50-59 yrs 118 (34 150 (38)  
 60-69 yrs 133 (38) 135 (35)  
 70yrsa 1 2  
Missing 3 2  
Mean age 55.6 yrs 55.5 yrs  
English spoken at home 330 (95) 375 (96) NS
Born in Australia 263 (75) 289 (74) NS
University degree or higher 119 (34) 141 (36) NS
Technical/Professional qualification 96 (28) 99 (25)  
School leaving 123 (35) 140 (36)  
Other/not specified 9 (2) 10 (3)  
Missing 2 0  
Employed 232 (66) 249 (64) NS
Retired 69 (20) 72 (18)  
Unable to work due to illness/disability 11 (3) 18 (5)  
Looking after home/family 21 (6) 32 (8)  
Unemployed 4 (1) 9 (2)  
Full time education 0 3  
Other 6 1  
Missing 6 6  
  1. aThree patients were outside the specified age range possibly due to an error in recording at the practice