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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants at baseline

From: A multidisciplinary self-management intervention among patients with multimorbidity and the impact of socioeconomic factors on results

  Control group n = 142 Intervention group n = 139 p value
Age (SD), y. 53.7 (11.3) 53.3 (11.1) 0.81
Men 72 (51%) 69 (50%) 0.86
Number of chronic diseases (SD) 5.3 (1.8) 5.7 (2.3) 0.12
Family income in CAD:
  < 20,000$
17 (12%) 19 (14%) 0.86
 20,000-49,999$ 56 (39%) 51 (37%)  
  > = 50,000$ 66 (46%) 65 (47%)  
Education:
 High school degree or less
80 (56%) 65 (47%) 0.14
 Technical, college, or university 62 (44%) 72 (52%)  
Self-perceived financial status:
 Poor/really poor
16 (11%) 9 (6%) 0.01
 Enough 79 (56%) 76 (55%)  
 Well off 22 (15%) 44 (32%)