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Table 3 Patient and treatment characteristics and their relationship to ΔSCORE

From: Which patient and treatment factors are related to successful cardiovascular risk score reduction in general practice? Results from a randomized controlled trial

  n (%) unless otherwise indicated n missing Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
    B 95% CI R2(adj. R2) B 95% CI
Patient characteristics:        
Sex (male/female) n (%) male 123 (69) 0 0.246 −0.638, 1.131 0.002 (−0.004) 0.666 −0.349, 1.681
Age (years) Mean (SD) 65 (5) 0 0.012 −0.063, 0.087 0.001 (−0.005) 0.038 −0.041, 0.118
Level of education (4 levels) n (%):   2    0.015 (−0.003)   
1: No education or only primary education** 17 (10)       
2: Lower secondary education 74 (42)   1.012 −0.458, 2.482   0.322 −1.003, 1.648
3: Higher secondary education 47 (26)   1.183 −0.363, 2.730   0.621 −0.812, 2.055
4: College or university 38 (21)   1.157 −0.438, 2.751   −0.213 −1.695, 1.270
SCORE at baseline (%) Mean (SD) 8.6 (4.1) 0 −0.226 −0.321, −0.130* 0.111 (0.105) −0.246 −0.363, −0.128*
Treatment characteristics:        
Treatment group (control/intervention) n (%) interv. 89 (50) 0 −0.387 −1.203, 0.429 0.005 (−0.001) 0.722 −0.223, 1.667
Consultation time (minutes) Mean (SD) 97 (64) 3 −0.012 −0.018, −0.005* 0.074 (0.069) 0.000 −0.009, 0.009
Treatment intensity (%) Mean (SD) 79 (24) 1 −0.024 −0.040, −0.007* 0.043 (0.037) −0.009 −0.026, 0.008
Home blood pressure device 43 (24) 0 −1.557 −2.484, −0.630* 0.059 (0.053) −0.489 −1.474, 0.496
Home weighing scale 42 (24) 0 −1.238 −2.183, −0.292* 0.037 (0.031) −1.138 −2.356, 0.080
Home pedometer 30 (17) 0 −0.940 −2.024, 0.144 0.016 (0.011) 0.115 −1.345, 1.576
More than one visit for smoking 27 (15) 0 −1.231 −2.356, −0.105* 0.026 (0.020) −0.644 −1.712, 0.424
New/changed medication for cholesterol 22 (12) 0 −3.426 −4.559, −2.292* 0.168 (0.163) −2.067 −3.247, −0.886*
New/changed medication for hypertension 46 (26) 0 −2.195 −3.071, −1.320* 0.122 (0.117) −1.051 −2.039, −0.062*
  1. 95% CI= 95% confidence interval of B, R2 = explained variance, adj.=adjusted. *= significant; **=reference category, Multivariate analysis R2= 0.360 (adjusted R2= 0.298).