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Table 3 Sociodemographic profile, baseline medication adherence, number of prescribed medication and family history of early CVD among subjects enrolled for secondary prevention of CVDs

From: Task shifting of cardiovascular risk assessment and communication by nurses for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in a tertiary health care setting of Northern India

S.NoVariableIntervention group (n = 250)Comparison Group (n = 250)Total N-500X2P value
1.Sex
 Male210 (84)205 (82)415 (83)0.350.55
 Female40 (16)45 (18)85 (17)  
2.Age
 30–398 (3.2)7 (2.8)15 (3)  
 40–4940 (16)32 (12.8)72 (14.4)2.380.66
 50–5980 (32)80 (32)160 (32)  
 60–6986 (34.4)100 (40)186 (37.2)  
 ≥ 7036 (14.4)31 (12.4)67 (13.4)  
3.Marital Status
 Never married01 (0.4)1 (0.2)3.050.38
 Currently married228 (91.2)224 (89.6)452 (90.4)  
 Separated02 (0.8)2 (0.4)  
 Widowed22 (8.8)23 (9.2)45 (9)  
4.Family Type
 Nuclear103 (41.2)96 (38.4)199 (39.8)0.790.67
 Joint145 (58)153 (61.2)298 (59.6)  
 Others2 (0.8)1 (0.4)3 (0.6)  
5.Socioeconomic class (Kuppuswamy)
 Upper (I)6 (2.4)12 (4.8)18 (3.6)  
 Upper Middle (II)101 (40.4)111 (44.4)212 (42.4)3.990.40
 Lower middle (III)71 (28.4)68 (27.2)139 (27.8)  
 Upper Lower (IV)70 (28.0)58 (23.2)128 (25.6)  
 Lower (V)2 (0.8)1 (0.4)3 (0.6)  
6.Medication adherence
 Low102 (40.8)104 (41.6)206 (41.2)0.24 
 Medium69 (27.6)72 (28.8)141 (28.2) 0.88
 High79 (31.6)74 (29.6)153 (30.6)  
7.Number of prescribed Medication
 103 (1.2)3 (0.6)3.15 
 2–3102 (40.8)99 (39.6)201 (40.2) 0.36
 4–5125 (50)127 (50.8)252 (50.4)  
 >523 (9.2)21 (8.4)44 (8.8)  
8.Family h/o early CVD
 Yes74 (29.6)66 (26.4)140 (28)0.63 
 No176 (70.4)184 (73.6)360 (72) 0.42
9.Duration of treatment
 <5 years201 (80.4)191 (76.4)392 (78.4)1.99 
 5–10 years34 (13.6)36 (14.4)70 (14) 0.36
 >10 years.15 (6)23 (9.2)38 (7.6)  
  1. Figures in parentheses are percentages