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Table 3 Characteristics of the intervention and the control group in the three models

From: Patient-specific computer-based decision support in primary healthcare—a randomized trial

  Model 1 with 12 months’ follow-up (indiv1_MO12) Model 2 with 6 months’ follow-up (indiv1_MO6) Model 3 with 3 months’ follow-up (indiv1_MO3)
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
Number of patients
  3,836 3,734 5,983 5,928 6,435 6,360
Age (mean, sd)
  36.7 (27.8) 36.8 (27.6) 35.4 (26.0) 35.6 (25.8) 35.4 (25.7) 35.6 (25.6)
Gender (%)
  Female 1,997 (52.1) 1,960 (52.5) 3,068 (51.3) 3,020 (51.0) 3,305 (51.4) 3,254 (51.2)
  Male 1,839 (47.9) 1,773 (47.5) 2,915 (48.7) 2,907 (49.0) 3,130 (48.6) 3,105 (48.8)
Number of diagnoses at baseline (%)
  0 1,253 (32.7) 1,220 (32.7) 2,335 (39.0) 2,325 (39.2) 2,576 (40.0) 2,568 (40.4)
  1 913 (23.8) 862 (23.1) 1,385 (23.2) 1,344 (22.7) 1,467 (22.8) 1,433 (22.5)
  2–3 995 (25.9) 985 (26.4) 1,402 (23.4) 1,392 (23.5) 1,490 (23.2) 1,460 (23.0)
  4+ 675 (17.6) 667 (17.8) 861 (14.4) 867 (14.6) 902 (14.0) 899 (14.1)
Number of diagnoses at the end of follow-up period (%)
  0 458 (11.9) 460 (12.3) 1,302 (21.8) 1,341 (22.6) 1,643 (25.5) 1,695 (26.7)
  1 729 (19.0) 713 (19.1) 1,460 (24.4) 1,425 (24.0) 1,669 (25.9) 1,626 (25.6)
  2–3 1,253 (32.7) 1,229 (32.9) 1,820 (30.4) 1,816 (30.6) 1,866 (29.0) 1,820 (28.6)
  4+ 1,396 (36.4) 1,332 (35.7) 1,401 (23.4) 1,346 (22.7) 1,257 (19.5) 1,219 (19.2)
Number of medications at baseline (%)
  0 1,877 (48.9) 1,809 (48.4) 3,464 (57.9) 3,388 (57.2) 3,797 (59.0) 3,702 (58.2)
  1–5 1,363 (35.5) 1,322 (35.4) 1.877 (31.4) 1,870 (31.5) 1,977 (30.7) 1,976 (31.1)
  6–9 368 (9.6) 372 (10.0) 403 (6.7) 425 (7.2) 413 (6.4) 434 (6.8)
  10+ 228 (6.0) 231 (6.2) 239 (4.0) 245 (4.1) 248 (3.9) 248 (3.9)
Number of triggered reminders at baseline (mean, sd)
  0.30 (0.75) 0.31 (0.76) 0.23 (0.65) 0.23 (0.66) 0.23 (0.65) 0.23 (0.67)
Number of triggered reminders at the end of follow-up period (mean, sd)
  0.45 (0.95) 0.45 (0.93) 0.27 (0.72) 0.28 (0.73) 0.24 (0.68) 0.25 (0.68)
Number of participants with no triggered reminder (%)
  2,733 (71.2) 2,670 (71.5) 4,834 (80.8) 4,781 (80.7) 5,354 (83.2) 5,286 (83.1)
  1. 1Indiv = individual.