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Table 2 Comparison between the propensity score-matched pairs (Hungarostudy vs. vascular surgery group, n = 159 pairs)

From: The effect of cognitive dysfunction on mid- and long-term mortality after vascular surgery

  Hungarostudy Vascular surgery group  
n (%) Median IQR n (%) Median IQR p value
No medical contact - last yeara 42 (26.58)    18 (11.76)    < 0.001
Actual bodily paina 85 (53.46)    85 (53.46)    0.545
Self-reported health condition (1–10)   3.00 (3.00–4.00)   3.00 (3.00–3.00) 0.471
Patient Health Quality   21.00 (16.00–26.00)   20.00 (17.00–24.00) 0.637
Devins Illness Intrusiveness Rating Scale   32.50 (26.00–39.00)   19.00 (13.00–27.00) 0.109
Life satisfaction (1–10)   7.00 (5.00–8.00)   7.00 (5.00–8.00) 0.472
Happiness (1–10)   7.00 (5.00–8.00)   7.00 (5.00–9.00) 0.119
In-hospital-days - last year   0.00 (0.00–0.00)   1.00 (0.00–10.00) < 0.001
Alternative health care - last 3 yearsa 4 (2.53)    18 (11.32)    0.002
Caldwell Social Support Dimension Scale   20.00 (15.00–23.00)   23.00 (19.00–27.00) < 0.001
Caldwell Social Support Dimension Scale - family   10.00 (8.00–12.00)   12.00 (10.00–15.00) < 0.001
Caldwell Social Support Dimension Scale - other   9.00 (7.00–12.00)   10.00 (7.00–13.00) 0.001
Smoking Never 74 (46.54)    23 (14.74)    < 0.001
Former smoker 44 (27.67)    80 (51.28)   
Active smoker 41 (25.79)    53 (33.97)   
Pack years   28.50 (17.50–40.00)   23.00 (13.75–40.00) 0.411
Physical exercise/week   5.00 (4.00–7.00)   2.00 (0.00–6.00) < 0.001
Other, non-sport physical activity/week   3.00 (1.00–4.00)   1.00 (1.00–4.00) < 0.001
Drinking alcoholic beverages (1–5)   2.00 (1.00–4.00)   2.00 (1.00–3.00) 0.310
Not religiousa 50 (32.05)    75 (47.17)    0.024
Education levela Primary school 9 (5.66)    7 (4.40)    0.375
Secondary school 30 (18.87)    25 (15.72)   
High school 97 (61.01)    89 (55.97)   
College 23 (14.47)    38 (23.90)   
Family stagea Unmarried, without partner 7 (4.43)    4 (2.53)    0.002
Unmarried, with partner 2 (1.27)    7 (4.43)   
Married 74 (46.54)    88 (55.35)   
Married but living alone 3 (1.90)    15 (9.49)   
Divorced, without partner 17 (10.76)    8 (5.06)   
Divorced, with partner 8 (5.06)    31 (19.62)   
Widow, without partner 46 (29.11)    5 (3.16)   
Widow, with partner 1 (0.63)    0 (0.00)   
Number of persons in the same household   2.00 (1.00–2.00)   2.00 (1.00–2.00) 0.618
Financial difficultiesa 28 (18.18)    19 (11.95)    0.083
  1. acategorical variable, the chi square test was used for the statistical analysis; the Mann-Whitney U test was used for continuous variables