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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of intervention and control subjects

From: Impact of a nurse-based intervention on medication outcomes in vulnerable older adults

  Intervention N = 622 Control N = 596
Age (mean, SD) 71.6 (10.2) 73.4 (9.9)
Female sex 365 (59) 329 (55)
No. of chronic conditions (mean, SD)a 4.1 (2.1) 4.8 (2.3)
ACG score (median, IQR)b 0.29 (0.22–0.42) 0.25 (0.18–0.39)
Number of medications at baseline (mean, SD) 6.6 (3.3) 7.1 (3.2)
Number of changes in medications in the 9 months prior to baseline 3.9 (2.7) 3.9 (2.8)
Number of symptom-focused medications at baseline
 0 203 (33) 150 (25)
 1 161 (26) 165 (28)
 2 or more 258 (41) 281 (47)
  1. p value < 0.05 for difference between groups for age, number of chronic conditions, ACG score, and number of medications (overall and symptom-focused) at baseline
  2. a From a list of 27 chronic conditions
  3. b ACG scores for some subjects are below the enrollment threshold because these scores shifted between the time these subjects were identified as eligible to participate to the time they were enrolled