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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample

From: The relationship between self-efficacy and treatment satisfaction among patients with anticoagulant therapy: a cross-sectional study from a developing country

Sociodemographic Variables Frequency (%) N = 300
Gender
 Male 115 (38.3)
 Female 185 (61.7)
Age
 Less than 30 31 (10.3)
 30–60 163 (54.3)
 More than 60 106 (35.3)
BMI
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 65 (21.7)
 Overweight (25–29.9) 136 (45.3)
 Obese > 30 93 (31.0)
Educational statusa
 Illiterate 20 (6.7)
 Elementary 42 (14.0)
 Primary 51 (17.0)
 Secondary 54 (18.0)
 University 124 (41.3)
Marital statusa
 Married 229(76.3)
 Unmarried (single, divorced, widowed) 67(22.3)
Income/month (NIS)a
 Less than 2000 23 (7.7)
 2000–5000 160(53.3)
 More than 5000 108(36.0)
Employment statusa
 Employed 194(64.7)
 Unemployed 100(33.3)
Localitya  
 Camp 36(12.0)
 Rural 85(28.3)
 Urban 172(57.3)
Chronic co-morbid diseasea
 No co-morbid disease (pregnant) 42 (14.0)
 One Disease 44(14.7)
 Two diseases 63(21.0)
 Three diseases or more 146(48.7)
Indications for anticoagulant
 Atrial fibrillation 63 (21.0)
 Deep vein thrombosis or Pulmonary embolism 29 (9.7)
 Prophylaxisb 72 (24.0)
 Other indications 136 (45.3)
Chronic medications
  ≤ 4 176(58.7)
  > 4 124(41.3)
  1. Abbreviations; NIS New Israeli Shekel (0.29 US Dollar), BMI Body mass index. aSome data were missing
  2. bPatients that received prophylactic doses of unfractionated heparin during hospital admission