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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Delivering an efficient and effective support group for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs): patient perspectives of key concerns and predictors of inclination to attend

Age Median = 66 years (range 35–87)
Gender 106 M (76%); 33 F (24%)
ICD indication 63 (45%) primary prevention
47 (34%) secondary prevention
16 (11%) don’t know; 13 (9%) missing
Time since implant Median = 40 months (IQR 12–204)
Diagnosis Ischemic cardiomyopathy: 52 (37%)
  Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (structural genetic abnormalities):35 (25%)
  Non–ischemic cardiomyopathy (with normal heart structure):8 (6%)
  Multiple diagnoses/not possible to discern from answer: 16 (12%)
  Heart failure: 11 (8%)
  Missing – 17 (12%)