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Table 2 Patients' characteristics

From: Feasibility of a randomised trial of a continuing medical education program in shared decision-making on the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections in primary care: the DECISION+ pilot trial

  Patient recruitment phases
Characteristics Phase I Phase II Phase III
Total number of patients 199 181 164
   Adults/Children ratio (<14 years old) 136/63 118/63 124/40
Age, years (mean ± SD)    
   Children (<14 years old) 5 ± 4 6 ± 4 4 ± 4
   Adults 42 ± 14 39 ± 15 40 ± 13
Male, frequency (%)    
   Children (<14 years old) 33 (52) 36 (57) 21 (53)
   Adults 42 (31) 42 (36) 36 (29)
Health condition    
   Very good 71 (35.7) 94 (52.0) 73 (44.5)
   Average 96 (48.2) 69 (38.0) 71 (43.3)
   Problematic 31 (15.6) 18 (10.0) 20 (12.2)
   Did not respond 1 (0.5)   
Education level    
   High school or less 87 (43.7) 70 (38.7) 58 (35.4)
   College 62 (31.2) 54 (29.8) 55 (33.5)
   University 49 (24.6) 54 (29.8) 49 (29.9)
   No response 1 (0.5) 3 (1.7) 2 (1.2)
Employment status    
   Working 147(73.9) 139 (76.8) 137 (83.5)
   Not working 17 (8.5) 7 (3.9) 2 (1.2)
   Other 17 (8.5) 9 (4.9) 10 (6.1)
   No response 18 (9.1) 26 (14.4) 15 (9.2)
Family income    
   <$15,000 16 (8.0) 23 (12.7) 6 (3.7)
   $15,000-$29,999 34 (17.1) 17 (9.4) 18 (11.0)
   $30,000-$44,999 37 (18.6) 31 (17.1) 25 (15.2)
   $45,000-$59,999 25 (12.6) 31 (17.1) 27 (16.5)
   ≥$60,000 79 (39.7) 70 (38.7) 76 (46.3)
   No response 8 (4.0) 9 (5.0) 12 (7.3)
Type of health insurance, privatea 149 (74.9) 118 (65.2) 131 (79.9)
   Did not respond    1 (0.6)
Preferred role in decision making    
   Patient alone 9 (4.5) 10 (5.5) 7 (4.3)
   Patient after considering physician's opinion 62 (31.2) 71 (39.2) 54 (32.9)
   Patient and physician 55 (27.6) 39 (21.6) 37 (22.6)
   Physician after considering patient's opinion 47 (23.6) 39 (21.6) 38 (23.2)
   Physician alone 22 (11.1) 22 (12.1) 26 (15.8)
   Did not respond 4 (2.0)   2 (1.2)
  1. aAll others are public health insurance.