Table 1

Demographic, socioeconomic and clinical characteristics of participants (n=382)

Sex, n (%)
 Male370 (96.9)
 Female12 (3.1)
Age, mean (SD)54.7 (12.7)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married260 (68.0)
 Unmarried60 (15.7)
 Divorced, widowed, separated49 (12.8)
 Missing13 (3.5)
Highest educational attainment, n (%)
 Primary school or below99 (25.9)
 Lower secondary school144 (37.7)
 Upper secondary school104 (27.2)
 Tertiary education26 (6.8)
 Missing9 (2.4)
Employment status, n (%)
 Employed204 (53.4)
 Unemployed62 (16.2)
 Retired110 (28.8)
 Missing6 (1.6)
Reason for hospital admission, n (%)
 Diabetes100 (26.2)
 Hypertension156 (40.8)
 Heart disease84 (22.0)
 Respiratory disease22 (5.8)
 Cancer14 (3.6)
 Missing6 (1.6)
Length of stay in hospital (days), median (IQR)5.0 (2.0–10.0)
No of admissions in the preceding year, median (IQR)1.0 (1.0–2.0)