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Table 2 Pre-index patient demographic, healthcare provider, and health plan characteristics

From: Characteristics affecting oral anticoagulant therapy choice among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a retrospective claims analysis

Characteristics All patient cohorts OAC-naïve cohorts
Dabigatran (n = 3,019) Warfarin (n = 17,301) P-value Dabigatran (n = 815) Warfarin (n = 1,590) P-value
N/mean %/SD N/mean %/SD N/mean %/SD N/mean %/SD
Patient demographic variables
Age (years), n,%           
18-44 57 1.9 147 0.8 <.0001 30 3.7 22 1.4 <.0001
45-54 297 9.8 897 5.2   108 13.3 132 8.3  
55-64 1,040 34.4 3,299 19.1   313 38.4 363 22.8  
65-74 777 25.7 4,213 24.4   191 23.4 375 23.6  
75-84 619 20.5 5,969 34.5   124 15.2 486 30.6  
85+ 229 7.6 2,776 16.0   49 6.0 212 13.3  
Age, mean, SD 67 ±11.4 73 ±11.4 <.0001 65 ±11.9 71 ±12.1 <.0001
Female 878 29.1 6,775 39.2 <.0001 224 27.5 563 35.4 <.0001
Health plan and healthcare provider variables
Insurance plan, n,%           
Preferred provider organization 2,047 67.8 8,522 49.3 <.0001 556 68.2 841 52.9 <.0001
Health maintenance organization 396 13.1 4,136 23.9   108 13.3 308 19.4  
Other 576 19.1 4,643 26.8   151 18.5 441 27.7  
Health plan region, n,%           
Midwest 648 21.5 6,333 36.6 <.0001 185 22.7 714 44.9 <.0001
Northeast 720 23.8 4,257 24.6   175 21.5 300 18.9  
West 966 32.0 3,962 22.9   262 32.1 356 22.4  
South 685 22.7 2,749 15.9   193 23.7 220 13.8  
Physician specialty, n,%           
Cardiology 1,541 51.0 5,234 30.3 <.0001 418 51.3 520 32.7 <.0001
Primary care/internal medicine 424 14.1 6,132 35.5   75 9.2 418 26.3  
Other 1,054 34.9 5,935 34.2   322 39.5 652 41.0  
Patient out of pocket pharmacy costs during the pre-index period $1,012 $1,585 $952 $1,050 0.0080 $870 ±$2,135 $655 ±$735 0.0003