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Table 1 Characteristics of the 888 included patients and main results regarding associated factors

From: Factors associated with patients’ and GPs’ assessment of the burden of treatment in multimorbid patients: a cross-sectional study in primary care

Description Type N missing values Value Frequency* Percentage*
TBQ score
(patient perspective)
Numeric 0 Mean/SD 26.8 18.6
Median/IQR 20.0 [15.0; 33.0]
log(TBQ score + 1)
(patient perspective)
Numeric 0 Mean/SD 3.2 0.6
Median/IQR 3.0 [2.8; 3.5]
VAS rating (GP perspective) Numeric 1 Mean/SD 4.5 1.7
Median/IQR 4.0 [3.0;6.0]
Patient’s age Numeric 0 Mean/SD 72.9 12.0
Median/IQR 74.2 [65.9; 81.8]
Patient’s gender is male Logical 0 TRUE 428 48.2
Location of practice Category 0 Urban 383 43.1
Semi-urban 361 40.7
Rural 144 16.2
Marital status Category 0 Single 85 9.6
Married 437 49.2
Separated/ divorced 150 16.9
Widow 216 24.3
Highest level of schooling achieved Category 1 Compulsory education 195 22.0
Upper secondary level 337 38.0
Tertiary level 355 40.0
Number of CC (GP’s assessment) Numeric 4 Mean/SD 7.2 2.9
Median/IQR 7.0 [5.0;8.2]
CIRS Numeric 1 Mean/SD 1.7 0.4
Median/IQR 1.7 [1.5–2.0]
Total number of different pharmacological treatment the patient is currently taking Numeric 0 Mean/SD 7.7 3.5
Median/IQR 7.0 [5.0;10.0]
Use of a pillbox (dispenser) Logical 0 TRUE 405 45.6
Home-based care (patient report) Logical 10 TRUE 94 10.6
Total EQ-5D-3 L score Numeric 0 Mean/SD 69.9 17.6
Median/IQR 70.5 [62.4;78.3]
EQ-5D-3 L health scale (VAS, 0–100) Numeric 0 Mean/SD 63.2 19.3
Median/IQR 65.0 [50.0;80.0]
Deprivation score (DipCare) Numeric 0 Mean/SD 1.2 0.9
Median/IQR 0.9 [0.5;1.8]
Health literacy score (HLS EU 6) Numeric 577 Mean/SD 2.9 0.5
Median/IQR 2.8 [2.7;3.2]
Hypertension (ICPC:K85,86) Logical 0 TRUE 657 74.0
Cardiovascular risk factors (ICPC:K22) Logical 0 TRUE 391 44.0
Diabetes (ICPC: T89,90) Logical 0 TRUE 277 31.2
Obesity (ICPC: T82) Logical 0 TRUE 274 30.9
Ischemic heart disease (ICPC: K74,76) Logical 0 TRUE 258 29.1
Depression (ICPC: P76) Logical 0 TRUE 228 25.7
Knee osteoarthritis (ICPC:L90) Logical 0 TRUE 223 25.1
Pain general (ICPC:A01) Logical 0 TRUE 198 22.3
Atrial Fibrillation (ICPC:K78) Logical 0 TRUE 195 22.0