Table 2

Comparison of the included and excluded patients in the original cohort

VariablesAllExcludedIncludedP value
N (col. %)N (row %)N (row %)
All218 (100.00%)126 (57.80%)92 (42.20%)
Age, mean (SD)47.04 (12.24)44.71 (12.16)48.74 (12.06)0.016
Female113 (51.83%)63 (50.00%)50 (54.35%)0.526
White race181 (83.03%)105 (83.33%)76 (82.61%)0.888
BMI (kg/m²), mean (SD)28.25 (6.19)29.03 (6.02)27.59 (6.29)0.102
Hypertension94 (43.12%)66 (52.38%)28 (30.43%)0.001
Depression26 (11.93%)7 (5.56%)19 (20.65%)<0.001
PDDS score, mean (SD)2.05 (1.81)2.22 (1.89)1.93 (1.75)0.247
PDDS score (3 groups)
 No or mild (0–1)95 (43.58%)55 (43.65%)40 (43.48%)0.212
 Moderate (2–3)75 (34.40%)48 (38.10%)27 (29.35%)
 Severe (4 or higher)48 (22.02%)23 (18.25%)25 (27.17%)
  • BMI, body mass index; PDDS, patient-determined disease steps.