Table 1

Characteristics of the participants

NoParticipant characteristicsStudy characteristics
GenderAgeEducation level*CVDDMFU duration (mo)Partner partic in HATICELogin frequency (per mo)
1M73High+2.6+0.6
F66Intermediate2.6+0.5
2F67Intermediate++2.23.2
3F84Low3.22.7
4M71High2.44.4
5F67Intermediate2.30.3
6M68High2.3+0.4
F70Intermediate2.3+0.7
7†F71Intermediate++10.5+0.7
M74Intermediate10.3+0.9
8M65Low++8.40.6
9M67High+7.81.1
10F66High14.7+2.6
11F68Intermediate14.70.5
12M66Low++7.11.8
13F74High9.44.7
14M65Intermediate++15.80.8
15M67Low++14.83.1
16F83Intermediate+15.85.1
17M84Low+16.63.2
  • The characteristics are divided into participant characteristics and HATICE study characteristics.

  • *Low education level indicates primary education or lower secondary education; intermediate, upper secondary education and postsecondary non-tertiary education; high, short-cycle tertiary education.

  • †Interview seven was performed with participants who had recently (prematurely) ended their participation in HATICE.

  • +, yes; -, no; CVD, cardiovascular disease; DM, diabetes mellitus; F, female; FU, follow-up; HATICE, Healthy Ageing Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly; M, male; mo, month; partic, participating.