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Table 1 Socio-demographic, clinical characteristics and patient-reported variables of patients after percutaneous coronary interventiona (n = 1695)

From: Continuity of care and its associations with self-reported health, clinical characteristics and follow-up services after percutaneous coronary intervention

Study populationBaseline n (%) or Mean (SD)Two-month follow-up n (%) or Mean (SD)
Gender (male)1313 (77.5)1025 (77.8)
Age in years (mean, SD)65.8 (10.9)66.5 (10.5)
Cohabiting1119 (77.9)960 (80.3)
Education level
 Primary school330 (22.1)270 (21.8)
 Trade school536 (35.9)445 (35.9)
 High school151 (10.1)121 (9.8)
 College/university, less than 4 years259 (17.3)212 (17.1)
 College/university218 (14.6)191 (15.4)
Employed
 Full-time work489 (32.3)389 (31.0)
 Retired759 (50.1)663 (52.8)
 Disability pension123 (8.1)90 (7.2)
 Other (e.g. part-time work, sick leave, seeking employment)144 (9.5)113 (9.0)
Coronary heart disease
 STEMI336 (19.8)255 (19.3)
 NSTEMI518 (30.6)402 (30.5)
 UAP266 (15.7)208 (15.8)
 Stable coronary diseases473 (27.9)381 (28.9)
 Other102 (6.0)72 (5.5)
Clinical pathway
 Acute380 (22.4)292 (22.2)
 Sub-acute768 (45.3)594 (45.1)
 Planned547 (32.3)432 (32.8)
Complication at hospital32 (2.2)23 (2.0)
Previous myocardial infarction346 (20.5)268 (20.4)
Previous PCI426 (25.1)324 (24.6)
Previous coronary bypass surgery180 (10.6)152 (11.5)
Previous stroke72 (4.3)51 (3.9)
Diabetes314 (18.7)221 (16.9)
Hypertension911 (54.5)708 (54.4)
Peripheral artery disease129 (7.8)96 (7.5)
NYHA classification
 I161 (33.0)131 (33.3)
 II265 (54.3)216 (55.0)
 III – IV62 (12.7)46 (11.7)
Current smokers372 (23.8)248 (20.5)
Duration of hospital stay
 1 day 248 (19.5)
 2 days 209 (16.4)
 3 days 219 (17.2)
 4 days 230 (18.0)
 More than 4 days 369 (28.9)
Transferred
 Discharged to home 881 (69.0)
 Transferred to another hospital 347 (27.2)
 Other 49 (3.8)
CR participation (planned, ongoing or completed) 518 (41.7)
Not offered CR as reason for not participating 387 (49.4)
First post-discharge meeting with GP
 Before 4 weeks 770 (61.0)
 Within 4–8 weeks 332 (26.3)
 Not visited the GP 160 (12.7)
Consultation with the regular GP at first appointment
 Yes 926 (84.0)
 No, I was visiting a locum tenens physician/junior doctor 177 (16.0)
Sufficient time in consultations with GP
 Not at all 26 (2.0)
 To a small extent 59 (4.6)
 To some degree 283 (22.0)
 To a large degree 648 (50.5)
 To a very large degree 268 (20.9)
  1. aTotal counts (n) for a given variable may not necessarily sum to 1695 at baseline and 1317 at 2-month follow-up, because some patients failed to answer some items. Abbreviations: PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, NSTEMI Non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, UAP unstable angina, GP general practitioner, CR cardiac rehabilitation, NYHA New York Heart Association