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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients

From: Randomized controlled study of the impact of a participatory patient care plan among primary care patients with common chronic diseases: a one-year follow-up study

  Intervention Usual care P-value
N = 289 N = 298
Women, n (%) 157 (54) 150 (50) 0.33
Age, mean (SD) 69 (9) 69 (9) 0.35
Living with a spouse, n (%) 215 (74) 215 (72) 0.54
Number of education years, mean (SD) 10.1 (2.9) 10.5 (3.3) 0.63
Retired, n (%) 239 (83) 256 (86) 0.29
Smoking, n (%) 32 (11) 29 (10) 0.59
Alcohol consumption, n (%)    0.65
 Not at all 67 (23) 81 (27)  
 one times per month or less 101 (35) 87 (29)  
 2–4 times per month 76 (27) 91 (31)  
 2–3 times per month 31 (11) 30 (10)  
 4 or more times per month 11 (4) 7 (2)  
Moves without mobility aids, n (%) 264 (91) 270 (91) 0.75
Physical activitya, mean (SD) 41 (20) 40 (20) 0.44
Fasting plasma glucose, mmol/l, mean (SD) 6.55 (1.19) 6.61 (1.33) 0.58
Beck depression index score, mean (SD) 5.9 (4.9) 5.7 (4.9) 0.56
Diseases, n (%)
 Diabetes mellitus 124 (42.9) 117 (39.3) 0.37
 Hypertension 230 (79.6) 246 (82.6) 0.36
 Ischemic heart disease 77 (26.6) 86 (28.9) 0.55
 Atrial fibrillation 38 (13.1) 33 (11.1) 0.44
 Cardiac failure, insufficiency 18 (6.2) 21 (7.0) 0.69
 Musculoskeletal disorders 155 (53.6) 157 (52.7) 0.82
 Dementia 5 (1.7) 2 (0.7) 0.28
 Other neurological diseases 14 (4.8) 14 (4.7) 0.99
 Depression or other psychiatric disorders 21 (7.3) 14 (4.7) 0.22
 Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 39 (13.5) 40 (13.4) 0.98
 Cancer 3 (1.0) 1 (0.3) 0.37
Number of diseases, mean (SD) 2.5 (1.3) 2.5 (1.2) 0.64
  1. % percentage, SD standard deviation, n number
  2. aKasari FIT index