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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and baseline characteristics

From: Decline in Health-Related Quality of Life reported by more than half of those waiting for joint replacement surgery: a prospective cohort study

Characteristic Baseline and preadmission data
(n= 134*)
Baseline data only
(n= 194*)
p
Age in years: median (IQR) 67 (61-75) 68 (61-75) 0.87
Female: number (%) 79 (59) 108 (56) 0.56
Waiting for TKR: number (%) 69 (52) 110 (57) 0.35
Married or living with partner: number (%) 85 (64) 114 (59) 0.35
Highest educational level completed: number (%)    0.50
   Primary school or less 41 (31) 52 (27)  
   Years 7-10 51 (39) 77 (40)  
   Years 11-12 25 (19) 31 (16)  
   Trade/technical/university 15 (11) 32 (17)  
Employment status: number (%)    0.25
   Retired/receiving aged pension 92 (70) 141 (73)  
   Not in paid work 28 (21) 29 (15)  
   Paid work 11 (8) 23 (12)  
Income: number (%)    0.52
   <$AUD 10,000 17 (18) 37 (24)  
   $AUD 10,000 - 19,999 46 (49) 68 (44)  
   $AUD 20,000 and over 31 (33) 48 (31)  
Number of co-morbidities: median (IQR)    1 (0-2)    1 (0-2) 0.36
Baseline AQoL score: mean (SD)    0.42 (0.23)    0.39 (0.26) 0.35#
Baseline WOMAC score: mean (SD) 59.8 (18.4) 58.8 (18.5) 0.64#
Baseline K10 score: median (IQR) 18.0 (14.0-25.0) 19.0 (14.0-27.0) 0.52
  1. *Numbers for each characteristic may not total 134 or 194, respectively, due to missing responses
  2. Mann Whitney test
  3. Chi square test
  4. #Unpaired t-test