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Table 1 HCS recipients’ background characteristics, analysed using descriptive analysis

From: Effects of a person-centred and health-promoting intervention in home care services– a non-randomized controlled trial

Background characteristic Intervention group (n = 40) Control group
(n = 41)
P-value
Sex
 Female, n (%) 25 (62) 30 (73) 0.347
Mean age, yrs. (SD, range) 83 (65–98) 84 (65–100) 0.684
Living alone, n (%) 29 (72) 37 (90) 0.049*
Housing, n (%)
 Apartment 27 (71) 38 (95) 0.012*
 House 11 (29) 3 (5)  
Education, n (%)
 Primary school 16 (43) 21 (52) 0.656
 Secondary school 13 (35) 13 (32)  
 University 8 (22) 6 (15)  
Country/region of birth, n (%)
 Sweden 37 (95) 34 (85) 0.345
 Scandinavia 2 (5) 5 (13)  
 Other 0 1 (2)  
Visits from the HCS, n (%)
 Once or several times/day 21 (55) 25 (61) 0.317
 1–6 times/week 9 (24) 13 (32)  
 Once every second week 7 (18) 3 (7)  
  1. p-value = differences between background characteristics of the intervention group compared with the control group. Internal missing values were not included in the analysis
  2. HCS Home care service
  3. SD Standard deviation
  4. * = statistical significant result