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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients at baseline

From: Eight-year post-trial follow-up of morbidity and mortality of telephone health coaching

Variable Control group (N = 500) Intervention group (N = 1033)
Age, mean years 65.4 65.0
Age over 75 years, (%) 16.2 14.1
Male sex (%) 57.8 60.6
Type 2 diabetes, n (%) 355 (71.0) 769 (74.3)
Coronary artery disease, n (%) 97 (19.4) 172 (16.6)
Congestive heart failure, n (%) 43 (8.6) 92 (8.8)
Multimorbidity, (%) 48.0 48.8
Number of chronic conditions, mean 1.67 1.76
Blood pressure (diastolic), mean (n) 84.7 (404) 83.5 ( 812)
Blood pressure (systolic), mean (n) 143.5 (404) 141.9 (812)
Body mass index, mean (n) 25.5 (404) 24.5 (812)
Quality of life (15D), mean (n) 0.861 (470) 0.843 (962)
HbA1c % (n) 7.7 (224) 7.5 (415)
Serum total cholesterol mmol (n) 4.4 (93) 4.3 (250)
Serum high-density lipoprotein mmol (n) 1.26 (93) 1.26 (245)
Serum low-density lipoprotein mmol (n) 2.35 (91) 2.23 (245)