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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics, health problems uncovered in STEP and problem ratings

From: How older patients prioritise their multiple health problems: a qualitative study

 all
(N = 34)
female
(N = 17)
male
(N = 17)
education levelx, N(%)      
 - low
 - medium
 - high
7
21
6
(21)
(62)
(18)
6
11
0
(35)
(65)
(0)
1
10
6
(6)
(59)
(35)
age (yrs)
mean (stdev)
77.8(+ − 5.3)79.1(+ − 5.5)76.5(+ − 4.9)
HP uncovered*,
mean (stdev)
17.2(+ − 8.5)21.7(+ − 8.9)12.7(+ − 5.3)
HP*, grp ϒ < 80 yrs., mean (stdev)16.4(+ − 8.5)19.9(+ − 10.2)13.0(+ − 4.8)
HP *, grp ϒ ≥ 80 yrs.,
mean (stdev)
18.1(+ − 8.8)23.8(+ − 7.4)12.4(+ − 6.0)
HP rated**,
mean (stdev)
11.2(+ − 5.0)13.8(+ − 5.3)8.7(+ − 3.1)
HP **, grp ϒ < 80 yrs., mean (stdev)10.6(+ − 4.3)12.7(+ − 4.1)8.4(+ − 3.4)
HP **, grp ϒ ≥ 80 yrs.,
mean (stdev)
11.9(+ − 5.8)15.0(+ − 6.4)8.9(+ − 2.9)
HP** rated important
mean (stdev)
6.9(+ − 4.4)8.9(+ − 5.0)4.8(+ − 2.2)
HP** rated unimportant
mean (stdev)
3.3(+ − 1.9)3.7(+ − 2.2)2.9(+ − 1.4)
HP** import & unimport.
mean (stdev)
1.1(+ − 1.0)1.2(+ − 1.0)0.9(+ − 1.0)
  1. Xeducation: low: primary school without vocational training,
  2. middle: vocational training completed,
  3. high: academic qualification
  4. ϒage group (grp)
  5. *number of health problems (HP) uncovered in the STEP assessment
  6. **number of health problems (HP) discussed and rated in the interview after the assessment