Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subjects

VariablesIntervention accepted, n=392 (%)Intervention rejected, n=111 (%)p Value
Age, median79 (IQR, 73–85)79 (IQR, 73–84)0.60*
Gender
Male
192 (49)46 (41.4)0.16†
Presence of carer363 (92.6)101 (91)0.58†
Functional status0.98†
Independent192 (49.2)54(48.6)
Assisted137 (34.9)40 (36.0)
Dependant62 (15.8)17(15.3)
Number of medications, median8 (IQR, 6–11)10 (IQR, 7–12)0.015*
Hypertension310 (79.1)90 (81.1)0.69†
Hyperlipidaemia247 (63.0)71 (64.0)0.86†
Diabetes148 (37.8)49 (44.1)0.22†
Dementia80 (20.4)23 (20.7)0.94†
Stroke112 (28.6)34 (30.6)0.67†
Chronic kidney disease108 (27.6)29 (26.1)0.77†
Anaemia157 (40.1)49 (44.1)0.44†
Peptic ulcer diseases54 (13.8)19 (17.1)0.38†
Cancer69 (17.6)17 (15.3)0.57†
  • *Mann-Whitney U test, α=0.05.

  • †χ2 test, α=0.05.