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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Effect of the patient education - Learning and Coping strategies - in cardiac rehabilitation on return to work at one year: a randomised controlled trial show (LC-REHAB)

  n = 244
Variables LC-arm (n = 119) Control arm (n = 125)
n (%) n (%)
Age (year)
 20-29 0 (0.0) 2 (1.6)
 30-39 6 (5.0) 5 (4.0)
 40-49 32 (26.9) 37 (29.6)
 50-60 81 (68.1) 81 (64.8)
Sex (male) 99 (83.2) 89 (71.2)1
BMI (kg/m2)
 BMI < 25 19 (16.0) 29 (23.3)
 BMI 25-30 61 (51.3) 54 (43.2)
 BMI > 30 39 (32.8) 42 (33.6)
Diagnosis
 IHD 97 (81.5) 104 (83.2)
 HF 22 (18.5) 21 (16.8)
Diabetes
 No diabetes 98 (82.4) 113 (90.4)
 Type I or Type II diabetes 21 (17.7) 12 (9.6)
Smoking
 Never 42 (35.3) 45 (36.0)
 Former 53 (44.5) 48 (38.4)
 Current 24 (20.2) 32 (25.6)
Lives alone (yes) 23 (19.3) 29 (23.2)
First time in CR (yes) (16% missing)2 84 (80.0) 83 (83.0)
Diagnosed depression (present) (16%missing)3 9 (8.7) 7 (6.9)
Education
 No or low 26 (21.9) 27 (21.6)
 Medium 78 (65.6) 78 (62.4)
 High 15 (12.6) 20 (16.0)
Household income (person/year) (23% missing)4
 0-249.000 DKK (low) 15 (16.0) 6 (5, 6)
 250.000-699.999 DKK (medium) 55 (58.5) 60 (64.5)
  ≥ 700.000 DKK (high) 24 (25.5) 27 (29.0)
No self support prior to CR 19 (16.0) 22 (17.6)
Hospital unit
 Herning hospital 67 (56.3) 68 (54.4)
 Holstebro hospital 48 (40.3) 51 (40.8)
 Ringkøbing hospital 4 (3.4) 6 (4.8)
  1. 1p-value across arms was statistically significant (p = 0.03)
  2. 2Percent calculated accounting for missing values n = 39
  3. 3n = 38
  4. 4n = 57