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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of patient-characteristics and health-care usage in each of the four groups

From: Step-wise approach to prevention of chronic diseases in the Danish primary care sector with the use of a personal digital health profile and targeted follow-up – an assessment of attendance

Patient characteristics In treatment n (%) At high risk n (%) Health-risk behaviour n (%) No health-risk behaviour and not in treatment n (%) Total n (%)
(Group one) (Group two) (Group three) (Group four)
Total 699 (26) 582 (22) 618 (23) 762 (29) 2661 (100)
Mean age (years)a 51.8 52.9 42.8 46.1 45.4
Malea 332 (47) 319 (55) 270 (44) 243 (32) 1164 (44)
Danish origin* 673 (96) 567 (97) 596 (96) 731 (96) 2567 (96)
Employed**** 575 (82) 521 (90) 538 (87) 710 (93) 2343 (88)
Relative poverty**** 99 (14) 61 (10) 120 (19) 71 (9) 351 (13)
Education (Secondary and high school)**** 145 (21) 131 (23) 109 (18) 88 (12) 473 (18)
Cohabiting**** 545 (78) 458 (79) 479 (78) 659 (86) 2141 (80)
Smokersa 140 (20) 83 (14) 237 (38) 0 (0) 460 (17)
Alcohol risk behaviour (above low risk)a 92 (13) 72 (12) 73 (12) 57 (7) 294 (11)
Unhealthy diet (dietary score 0–4)a 166 (24) 132 (23) 337 (55) 0 (0) 635 (24)
Sedentary behavioura 125 (18) 102 (18) 157 (25) 0 (0) 384 (14)
Body mass index > 30a 210 (30) 229 (39) 90 (15) 34 (4) 563 (21)
Self-rated health (Good, very good, excellent)**** 555 (79) 506 (87) 536 (87) 728 (96) 2325 (87)
Mean mental well-being (total score)**** 23.9 24.4 23.9 25.0 24.2
Mean self-efficacy (total score)**** 29.7 30.3 30.1 31.2 30.3
Mean beliefs in a healthy lifestyle (total score)**** 13.2 13.1 12.9 14.1 13.3
Health check in past two yearsa 434 (62) 152 (26) 104 (17) 142 (19) 832 (31)
  1. aNo statistical analysis as the variable was used in the risk stratification
  2. *p > 0.05
  3. **p < 0.05
  4. ***p < 0.01
  5. ****p < 0.001