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Table 1 Patient characteristics, in brackets unity of individual characteristics

From: Barriers and enablers for deprescribing among older, multimorbid patients with polypharmacy: an explorative study from Switzerland

Characteristics
 Patients (n) 19
 Age (mean/SD) [years] 76.9 (10.0)
 Female (n/%) 14 (73.7)
 Weight (mean/SD) [kg] 76.5 (20.2)
Blood pressure (mean/SD) [mmHg]
 Systolic 127.7 (8.3)
 Diastolic 76.2 (11.2)
Hba1c (mean/SD) [%] 7.4 (0.6)
Drugs (mean/SD) 8.9 (2.6)
Quality of life (mean/SD) [0–100] 65.2 (17.1)
Severity of chief complaint (mean/SD) [0–10] 5.3 (2.4)
Living situation (n/%)
 Living alone 4 (21.1)
 Living with family 10 (52.6)
 Living in a care center 5 (26.3)
Length of patient-GP relationship (mean/SD) [years] 10.4 (8.8)
Drugs not changed while recommended(n) 34
 Drugs for acid related disorders (n/%) 8 (23.5)
 Analgetics (n/%) 4 (11.2)
 Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatics (n/%) 4 (11.2)
 Psycholeptics (n/%) 3 (8.8)
 Psychoanalgetics (n/%) 3 (8.8)
  1. The content of the squared bracket specifies the unit used for the specific characteristic