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Table 1 Characteristics of patients who were contacted and participated in the interviews

From: Patients’ perception about risks and benefits of antithrombotic treatment for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after orthopedic surgery: a qualitative study

  Patients who participated in interviews (n = 12) Patients who were invited but did not participate in interviews (n = 52)
  n % n %
Age (years)
 ≤65 4 33 % 26 50 %
 65-69 3 25 % 9 17 %
 70-75 2 17 % 12 23 %
 75-80 1 8 % 3 6 %
 ≥80 2 17 % 2 4 %
Female 9 75 % 23 44 %
Race (Black or African American) 1 8 % 6 12 %
Medicare as primary insurance 7 58 % 25 48 %
Type of surgery
 Hip replacement 9 75 %   
 Knee replacement 3 25 %   
Prescribed antithrombotic medicatixon
 Warfarin 9 75 %   
 Heparin 1 8 %   
 Unnamed oral antithrombotic medication 2 17 %   
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