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Table 1 Socio-demographic data

From: Shared decision making and experiences of patients with long-term conditions: has anything changed?

Socio-demographic Data n (%)
Gender Survey 1 (N = 357) Survey 2 (N = 240)
 Female n = 133 (37.3%) n = 100 (41.7%)
 Male n = 224 (62.8%) n = 140 (58.3%)
Age
 18–30 n = 4 (1.1%) n = 39 (16.3%)
 31–45 n = 7 (2.0%) n = 17 (7.1%)
 46–59 n = 36 (10.1%) n = 98 (40.1%)
  ≥ 60 n = 221(61.9%) n = 86 (35.8%)
 Prefer not to say n = 89 (24.9%) n = 0 (0%)
Main chronic condition
 COPD n = 53 (14.8%) n = 36 (15%)
 Asthma n = 45 (12.6%) n = 28 (11.7%)
 Hypertension n = 66 (18.5%) n = 40 (16.7%)
 Cardiac condition n = 114 (31.9%) n = 70 (29.2%)
 Diabetes Mellitus Types 1 & 2 n = 67 (18.8%) n = 38 (15.8%)
 Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis n = 0 (0%) n = 20 (8.3%)
 Other LTCs, e.g.: epilepsy, chronic renal disease, inflammatory bowel disease n = 12 (3.4%) n = 8 (3.3%)