TableĀ 1

Description of the interviewed trial participants in India and UK

UKIndia
PolypillUsual careTotalPolypillUsual careTotal
Number of participants (%) [number Of discontinuing polypill]25 (50) [9]25 (50)5031 (60) [2]21 (40)52
Mean age in years [SD]70 [9.4]69 [11.8]69 [10.6]57 [10.5]55 [11.5]57 [10.9]
Male20 (80%)20 (80%)40 (80%)27 (87%)20 (95%)47 (90%)
Current smokers2 (8%)3 (12%)5 (10%)1 (3%)0 (0%)1 (2%)
Number of participants adherent at baseline (%)17 (68%)18 (72%)35 (70%)13 (42%)12 (57%)25 (48%)
Diabetes mellitus8 (32%)5 (20%)13 (26%)11 (35%)5 (24%)16 (31%)
Established CVD17 (68%)19 (76%)36 (72%)27 (87%)17 (81%)44 (85%)
  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.