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Table 3 Patient characteristics in both intervention and comparison VHA hospitals at baseline

From: Implementing electronic clinical reminders for lipid management in patients with ischemic heart disease in the veterans health administration: QUERI Series

Patient characteristics Intervention Comparison p-value
  N = 2372 N = 3066  
Mean age 69.0 (s.d. 10.3) 70.7 (s.d. 9.6) <0.001
% male 98.2 98.6 0.02
% white 66% 68% 0.02
% income less than $20,000 per year 62% 55% <0.001
Mean number of comorbidities 0.99 (s.d. 1.01) 0.98 (s.d.0.98) 0.68
% with current LDL-c at baseline 91.2% 94.0% <0.001
% on lipid lowering agents at baseline among IHD patients with LDL-c > 130 mg/dL 79.6% 80.2% 0.884