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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Sustainable waiting time reductions after introducing the STAT model for access and triage: 12-month follow up of a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

  Pre interventiona 12-month follow up Sensitivity analysis Significanceb
  0 to 12 month post intervention 9 to 12 month post intervention Pre to 0–12 month Pre to 9–12 month
n 1252 3106 821   
Sex [n(%)]
 Female 743 (59%) 1896 (61%) 498 (61%) p = 0.30 p = 0.58
 Male 509 (41%) 1210 (39%) 323 (39%)   
Age [years, mean (SD)] 43 (30) 40 (30) 39 (30) p < 0.01 p < 0.01
  1. aData from original trial. Includes pre intervention periods for the participating sites ranging from 3 to 10 months, consistent with the stepped wedge trial design [8].
  2. bStatistical significance calculated using chi square for sex and t-tests for age