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Table 1 Comparison of baseline demographic characteristics of patients taking and not taking antiplatelet agents

From: Effect of continuation of antiplatelet therapy on survival in patients receiving physician home visits

CharacteristicTaking antiplatelets (n = 61)Not taking antiplatelets (n = 754)p valueTotal (n = 815)
Age, years (SD)79.4 (11.6)78.2 (12.5)0.4578.2 (12.4)
Male, n (%)31 (50.8)368 (48.8)0.76399 (49.0)
Died, n (%)16 (26.2)422 (56.0)<  0.01438 (53.8)
Activities of daily living
 Ambulation  0.45 
  Confined to bed2 (3.8)42 (6.1) 44 (5.9)
  Confined to wheelchair17 (32.1)187 (27.1) 204 (27.4)
  Walks with assistance16 (30.2)165 (23.9) 181 (24.3)
  Walkings independently18 (34.0)297 (43.0) 315 (42.3)
 Eating  0.41 
  Unable to eat3 (5.7)29 (4.2) 32 (4.3)
  Eats with assistance41 (77.4)490 (70.9) 531 (71.4)
  Eats independently9 (17.0)172 (24.9) 181 (24.3)
 Toileting  0.52 
  Needs complete assistance6 (11.3)58 (8.4) 64 (8.6)
  Needs some assistance21 (39.6)241 (34.9) 262 (35.2)
  Independent26 (49.1)392 (56.7) 418 (56.2)
Primary disease requiring physician home visits, n (%)
 Congenital anomalies0 (0.0)3 (0.4)0.623 (0.4)
 Diseases of the circulatory system25 (41.0)115 (15.3)<  0.01140 (17.2)
 Diseases of the digestive system23 (3.0)0 (0.0)0.1723 (2.8)
 Diseases of the genitourinary system3 (4.9)17 (2.3)0.2020 (2.5)
 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue2 (3.3)32 (4.2)0.7234 (4.2)
 Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs4 (6.6)61 (8.1)0.6765 (8.0)
 Diseases of the respiratory system6 (9.8)56 (7.4)0.5062 (7.6)
 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue1 (1.6)3 (0.4)0.184 (0.5)
 Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases4 (6.6)22 (2.9)0.1226 (3.2)
 Infectious and parasitic diseases0 (0.0)11 (1.5)0.3411 (1.4)
 Injuries and poisoning1 (1.6)27 (3.6)0.4228 (3.4)
 Mental illness4 (6.6)65 (8.6)0.5869 (8.5)
 Neoplasms11 (18.0)301 (39.9)<  0.01312 (38.3)
 Unknown0 (0.0)18 (2.4)0.2218 (2.2)
  1. Boldface indicates p value < 0.05