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Table 1 Characteristics of English-speaking patients

From: Validation of the patient assessment of chronic illness care (PACIC) short form scale in heart transplant recipients: the international cross-sectional bright study

 Whole English-speaking sample (n = 596)USA (n = 337)Canada (n = 110)UK (n = 98)Australia (n = 51)
 (n)mean (SD) / %(n)mean (SD) / %(n)mean (SD) / %(n)mean (SD) / %(n)mean (SD) / %
Age(576)54.3 (13.6)(328)56.2 (12.8)(102)54.8 (13.8)(97)49.1 (14.7)(49)50.6 (13.6)
Men (yes)(591)70.1(334)68.3(109)72.5(97)78.4(51)60.8
Caucasian (yes)(586)80.4(333)75.1(108)88.9(98)93.9(47)70.2
Civil status(590) (334) (109) (96) (51) 
 Single 19.3 17.4 15.6 27.1 25.5
 Married/partnership 68.0 70.1 68.8 60.4 66.7
 Divorced/separated/widowed 12.7 12.6 15.6 12.5 7.8
Education attainment(592) (336) (108) (98) (50) 
 Primary school 1.0 0.9 2.8 0.0 0.0
 Secondary school 44.8 38.4 38.9 69.4 52.0
 Higher education/University 54.2 60.7 58.3 30.6 48.0
Employment status (employed)(582)33.5(329)32.2(108)28.7(98)36.7(47)46.8
Causes of underling heart disease(572) (325) (107) (92) (48) 
 Congenital 4.4 1.2 4.7 15.2 4.2
 Ischemic 33.7 40.9 28.0 19.6 25.0
 Idiopathic 51.6 45.5 58.9 58.7 62.5
 Valvular 1.1 1.2 0.0 1.1 2.1
 Other 9.3 11.1 8.4 5.4 6.3
Charlson comorbidity(596)0.9(337)1.1(110)0.9(98)0.2(51)0.5
 (1.4) (1.5) (1.5) (0.7) (1.0)
Time post-transplantation (in years)(585)3.3 (1.4)(333)3.0 (1.3)(105)3.6 (1.5)(98)3.5 (1.2)(49)4.2 (1.5)
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