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Table 3 Socio-demographic data of patients at baseline

From: Impact of a tailored program on the implementation of evidence-based recommendations for multimorbid patients with polypharmacy in primary care practices—results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial

  Total Intervention Control p value*
Total number of patients 273 143 130
Mean Age [years] 72.2 (SD 8.9) 70.8 (SD 9.1) 73.8 (SD 8.38) 0.006
Sex female % (n) 55.7 (152) 55.9 (80) 55.4 (72) 0.93
Single % (n) 31.7 (85) 30.1 (43) 33.6 (42) 0.54
Living alone % (n) 27.7 (74) 24.6 (35) 31.2 (39) 0.23
Not working % (n) 87.2 (232) 85.9 (122) 88.7 (110) 0.5
Graduation from high school or university % (n) 4.8 (13) 4.9 (7) 4.6 (6) 0.91
Highest number of prescribed drugs in one quarter of the year (range; SD) 7.3 (5–18; 2.6) 7.0 (5–18; 2.6) 7.7 (5–18; 2.6) 0.03
Mean number of diagnosed chronic diseases (range; SD) 5.7 (3–19; 2.8) 5.5 (3–14; 2.2) 6.0 (3–19; 3.2) 0.08
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *p values are not adjusted for multi-level structure and are based on t test for continuous and chi-squared test for categorical data