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Table 6 Baseline characteristics of patients in subgroups A0-A4. Data show percentages (numbers of patients) unless stated otherwise

From: Assessing the reliability of self-reported weight for the management of heart failure: application of fraud detection methods to a randomised trial of telemonitoring

  A0 (n = 212) A1 (n = 96) A2 (n = 107) A3 (n = 130) A4 (n = 95)
Mean age in years (SD) 62.1 (13.8) 66.1 (14.1) 65.1 (14.2) 63.1 (14.7) 62.1 (15.2)
Male 61.8 (131) 59.4 (57) 58.9 (63) 50.8 (66) 52.6 (50)
New York Heart Association class  
I 3.3 (7) 3.1 (3) 3.7 (4) 5.4 (7) 3.2 (3)
II 39.6 (84) 34.4 (33) 43.9 (47) 30.8 (40) 33.7 (32)
III 48.6 (103) 54.2 (52) 45.8 (49) 52.3 (68) 56.8 (54)
IV 8.5 (18) 8.3 (8) 6.5 (7) 11.5 (15) 6.3 (6)
Race
White 56.1 (119) 56.3 (54) 63.6 (68) 56.9 (74) 56.8 (54)
Black 27.8 (59) 36.5 (35) 34.6 (37) 36.9 (48) 38.9 (37)
Other 16.0 (34) 7.3 (7) 1.9 (2) 6.2 (8) 4.2 (4)
Hispanic or Latino ethnic group 1.4 (3) 2.1 (2) 1.9 (2) 4.6 (6) 3.2 (3)
LVEF < 40%a 70.8 (148) 71.7 (66) 62.1 (64) 66.7 (84) 62.4 (58)
Chronic kidney diseaseb 58.2 (121) 58.3 (56) 62.3 (66) 50.8 (66) 57.4 (54)
COPD 20.3 (43) 28.1 (27) 21.5 (23) 16.2 (21) 18.9 (18)
Diabetes mellitus 52.4 (111) 54.2 (52) 54.2 (58) 53.8 (70) 46.3 (44)
Hypertension 70.3 (149) 78.1 (75) 76.6 (82) 77.7 (101) 75.8 (72)
Coronary artery disease 57.5 (122) 63.5 (61) 56.1 (60) 61.5 (80) 58.9 (56)
Mean blood pressure (SD)
Systolic 122.1 (23.8) 122.1 (25.4) 120.1 (22.5) 123.1 (24.6) 121.1 (24.5)
Diastolic 70.1 (13.8) 70.1 (14.3) 70.1 (12.2) 70.1 (13.6) 71.1 (12.7)
Mean serum potassium (SD)c 4.1 (0.6) 4.1 (0.5) 4.1 (0.6) 4.1 (0.6) 4.1 (0.5)
Mean blood urea nitrogen (SD)d 30.1 (20.3) 27.1 (16.3) 30.1 (16.7) 28.1 (18.8) 27.1 (15.4)
Mean serum creatinine (SD)e 2.1 (0.9) 1.1 (0.8) 2.1 (0.9) 1.1 (0.8) 1.1 (0.7)
Mean weight in lbs. (SD) 169.1 (79.6) 175.1 (72.5) 173.1 (76.1) 170.1 (73.2) 173.1 (67.3)
Medications
ACE inhibitor or ARB 69.8 (148) 64.6 (62) 66.4 (71) 70.0 (91) 62.1 (59)
Aldosterone-receptor antagonist 36.3 (77) 31.3 (30) 29.0 (31) 33.1 (43) 31.6 (30)
Beta blocker 84.4 (179) 84.4 (81) 80.4 (86) 82.3 (107) 82.1 (78)
Digoxin 27.4 (58) 28.1 (27) 20.6 (22) 22.3 (29) 28.4 (27)
Loop diuretic 81.1 (172) 79.2 (76) 79.4 (85) 83.1 (108) 77.9 (74)
Did not graduate high schoolf 21.3 (43) 23.7 (22) 23.5 (24) 26.1 (31) 24.2 (22)
Household income < $10,000 pag 23.1 (39) 22.4 (17) 17.3 (14) 26.9 (28) 21.3 (16)
  1. a N = 209, 92, 103, 126, 93
  2. b N = 208, 96, 106, 130, 94
  3. c N = 204, 95, 104, 128, 93
  4. d N = 206, 94, 102, 126, 92
  5. e N = 208, 96, 106, 130, 94
  6. f N = 202, 93, 102, 119, 91
  7. g N = 169, 76, 81, 104, 75