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Table 1 Characteristics of 80 participants in the OPEN ARCH study, by Step of transition into the intervention and time window between assessments

From: Impact of an integrated community-based model of care for older people with complex conditions on hospital emergency presentations and admissions: a step-wedged cluster randomized trial

Measure Step Window
1 2 3 4
Number (Participants per Window) 1 29 29 28 26
2 26 26 25 25
3 25 25 24 23
Age (years) Median (IQR) 1 79 (77–84) 79 (77–84) 79 (77–84) 79 (77–84)
2 78.5 (74–87) 78.5 (74–87) 78 (74–87) 78 (74–87)
3 83 (80–86) 83 (80–86) 83.5 (79.5–86) 84 (80–86)
Kruskal Wallis [Chi, P] [3.04, 0.219] [3.04, 0.219] [2.85, 0.240] [2.99, 0.225]
Male Percent (95% CI) 1 34.5 (17.2–51.8) 34.5 (17.2–51.8) 35.7 (18.0–53.5) 30.8 (13.0–48.5)
2 53.8 (34.7–73.0) 53.8 (34.7–73.0) 56.0 (36.5–75.5) 56.0 (36.5–75.5)
3 48.0 (28.4–67.6) 48.0 (28.4–67.6) 45.8 (25.9–65.8) 47.8 (27.4–68.2)
Chi Square [Chi, P] [2.21, 0.331] [2.21, 0.331] [2.19, 0.334] [3.42, 0.180]
Indigenous Percent (95% CI) 1 20.7 (5.9–35.4) 20.7 (5.9–35.4) 21.4 (6.2–36.6) 19.2 (4.1–34.4)
2 23.1 (6.9–39.3) 23.1 (6.9–39.3) 24.0 (7.3–40.7) 24.0 (7.3–40.7)
3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chi Square [Chi, P]a [6.48, 0.025] [6.48, 0.025] [6.50, 0.025] [6.06, 0.032]
Family Carer Percent (95% CI) 1 27.6 (11.3–43.9) 27.6 (11.3–43.9) 28.6 (11.8–45.3) 23.1 (6.9–39.3)
2 46.2 (27.0–65.3) 46.2 (27.0–65.3) 48.0 (28.4–67.6) 48.0 (28.4–67.6)
3 12.0 (−0.7–24.7) 12.0 (− 0.7–24.7) 8.3 (−2.7–19.4) 8.7 (− 2.8–20.2)
Chi Square [Chi, P]a [12.22, 0.020] [12.22, 0.020] [14.49, 0.006] [14.64, 0.006]
Lives with Family Percent (95% CI) 1 17.2 (3.5–31.0) 17.2 (3.5–31.0) 17.9 (3.7–32.0) 15.4 (1.5–29.3)
2 23.1 (6.9–39.3) 23.1 (6.9–39.3) 24.0 (7.3–40.7) 24.0 (7.3–40.7)
3 12.0 (−0.7–24.7) 12.0 (−0.7–24.7) 12.5 (− 0.7–25.7) 13.0 (− 0.7–26.8)
Chi Square [Chi, P]a [2.92, 0.574] [2.92, 0.574] [3.50, 0.471] [3.58, 0.457]
  1. aFischers Exact due to small cell numbers