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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline and differences in characteristics between dropouts and participants at follow-up

From: Factors associated with increased physical activity among patients prescribed physical activity in Swedish routine health care including an offer of counselor support: a 1-year follow-up

  Baseline (n = 604) Follow-up P value
Dropouts (n = 204) Participants (n = 400)
Age (years), mean (SD) [min–max] 59.6 (15.2) [18–90] 54.9 (16.4) [18–86] 62.0 (14.0) [18–90] < 0.001a
Sex, female n (%) 402 (66.6) 126 (61.8) 276 (69.0) 0.075b
Education, university education n (%) 145 (24.9) 42 (21.3) 103 (26.7) 0.156b
Baseline activity (score 3–19), median (IQR) [min–max] 9.0 (5.0) [3–19] 8.0 (5.0) [3–19] 9.0 (5.0) [3–19] 0.004c
Confident to change (1–10), median (IQR) [min–max] 7.0 (3.0) [1–10] 6.5 (3.0) [1–10] 7.0 (3.0) [1–10] 0.593c
Important to change (1–10), median (IQR) [min–max] 8.0 (3.0) [1–10] 8.0 (3.0) [1–10] 7.0 (4.0) [1–10] 0.266c
Diagnosesd
 Musculoskeletal diseases, yes n (%) 341 (58.9) 102 (54.3) 239 (61.1) 0.116b
 Circulatory diseases, yes n (%) 284 (49.1) 77 (41.0) 207 (52.9) 0.007b
 Endocrine diseases, yes n (%) 222 (38.3) 66 (35.1) 156 (39.9) 0.267b
 Mental health disorders, yes n (%) 171 (29.5) 70 (37.2) 101 (25.8) 0.005b
 Respiratory diseases, yes n (%) 168 (29.0) 64 (34.0) 104 (26.6) 0.065b
 Number of diagnoses, median (IQR) [min–max] 7.0 (5.00) [0–18] 6.00 (5.00) [0–15] 7.00 (5.00) [0–18] 0.887c
Health care usee
 Number of office visits, median (IQR) [min–max] 13.0 (21.0) [1–119] 13.0 (22.0) [1–116] 14.0 (19.0) [1–119] 0.715c
 ≥ 1 hospital stay, yes n (%) 148 (24.5) 49 (26.1) 99 (25.2) 0.821b
 Prescribing professional group, physician n (%) 169 (28.0) 58 (28.4) 111 (27.8) 0.860b
 Prescribing setting, primary care n (%) 490 (81.1) 158 (77.5) 332 (83.0) 0.099b
 Used counselor support after PAP, yes n (%) 208 (34.4) 59 (28.9) 149 (37.3) 0.042b
  1. aIndependent sample t test
  2. bPearson chi-squared test (binary variables)
  3. cMann-Whitney U test
  4. dMedical record registrations 12 months before PAP of the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD 10) classified diagnostic groups excluded Z
  5. eMedical record registrations 12 months before PAP of health care visits in primary and/or specialized somatic and psychiatric care with no selection of professional, overnight hospital stays, or specialized somatic and psychiatric care