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Table 2 Demographics and baseline characteristics (N = 95)

From: Implementing shared decision making in federally qualified health centers, a quasi-experimental design study: the Office-Guidelines Applied to Practice (Office-GAP) program

Continuous variable Mean SD
Age (years) 53.2 10.3
Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) 36.9 10.2
Charlson Index* 2.6 1.5
Total No. of Office-GAP visits completed 2.4 0.8
Discrete variable N %
Female 51 53.7
Race
 White 49 51.6
 African American 35 36.8
 Other race/ethnicity 11 11.6
Education
 Less than high school 30 31.6
 HS diploma or higher 65 68.4
Primary insurance
 Medicaid or dual 21 22.1
 Medicare 29 30.5
 Other 37 39.0
 Uninsured 8 8.4
Smoking status
 Current smoker 38 40.0
 Ex-smoker 13 13.7
 Non-smoker 44 46.3
BMI Category
  < 30 21 22.1
 30–35 23 24.2
  > 35 51 53.7
Office-GAP visit patterns
 Patients completed only 1 visit 18 19.0
 Only 2 visits 17 17.9
 All 3 visits 60 63.2
Past Medical History*
 Hypertension 76 89.4
 Diabetes 70 82.4
 Dyslipidemia (hyperlipidemia) 65 76.5
 Chronic pulmonary disease 19 22.4
 Peripheral vascular disease 18 21.2
 Myocardial infarction 13 15.3
 Angina 10 11.8
 Cerebrovascular disease 9 10.6
 Congestive heart failure 8 9.4
 Connective tissue disease 4 4.7
 Peptic ulcer 8 9.4
 Liver disease 2 2.4
 Dementia 0 0
 Diabetics with end organ damage 25 29.4
 Renal failure 4 4.7
 Any tumor 7 8.2
 AIDS/Metastatic solid tumor/Leukemia/lymphoma 0 0
  1. *% for Past medical history and Charlson index are based on 85 patients with chart review