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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of control and intervention PCUs and patients

From: Results from the CLUES study: a cluster randomized trial for the evaluation of cardiovascular guideline implementation in primary care in Spain

  Control group (n = 22) Intervention group (n = 21)
PCU at baseline (n = 43)
 Number of physicians per PCU 9.68 (4.38) 11.19 (4.26)
 Number of diabetic patients per PCU 773 (331) 893 (352)
 Number of hypertensive patients per PCU 2088 (780) 2523 (998)
 Number of patients per physician 1631 (137) 1665 (128)
Diabetic patients at baseline (n = 17,781) (n = 18,746)
 Women (%) 47.76 47.06
 Age
  14–39 years (%) 2.33 2.50
  40–74 years (%) 59.18 56.00
   ≥ 75 years (%) 38.49 41.51
 HbA1c 7.03 (1.26) 6.99 (1.21)
Hypertensive patients at baseline (n = 48,027) (n = 52,989)
 Women (%) 56.23 56.46
 Age
  14–39 years (%) 1.22 1.26
  40–74 years (%) 57.60 54.89
   ≥ 75 years (%) 41.175 43.84
 Systolic blood pressure 142.77 (17.36) 141.83 (17.11)
 Diastolic blood pressure 80.35 (10.22) 80.23 (10.28)
Women eligible for CR assessment at baseline
 Number of women per PCU 2628 (1209) 3174 (1340)
 Age 58.91 (8.53) 58.60 (8.78)
Men eligible for CR assessment at baseline
 Number of men per PCU 2468 (1129) 3005 (1223)
 Age 55.37 (9.65) 54.56 (9.64)
  1. Values are mean (standard deviation), unless otherwise stated
  2. CR cardiovascular risk, PCU primary care unit