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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients and caregivers

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of systematic fast-track transition from oncological treatment to specialised palliative care at home for patients and their caregivers: the DOMUS trial

Characteristic Patients Caregivers
Control
(N = 159)
Intervention
(N = 162)
p value1 Control
(N = 109)
Intervention
(N = 126)
p value1
Patient dead within six months 40% 43% 0.638 NA NA NA
Average age (years) 64 66 0.4551 61 60 0.3991
Employed2 24% 25% 0.746 46% 45% 0.923
Disability pension2 13% 9% 0.351 < 5% 5% 0.085
Elderly pension2 53% 57% 0.509 44% 38% 0.358
Women 51% 51% 0.998 65% 65% 0.993
Married/cohabiting 59% 65% 0.315 84% 94% 0.022
Average number of children at home 0.19 0.13 0.551 0.39 0.29 0.4421
Immigrant/Descendants 11% 5% 0.057 4% 6% 0.497
Education3:
 Basic school 22% 22% 0.965 21% 22% 0.920
 High school 4% 6% 0.346 6% 3% 0.423
 Short-cycle higher education 42% 42% 0.951 38% 39% 0.915
 Medium-cycle higher education 26% 17% 0.086 25% 18% 0.177
 Long-cycle higher and research education 6% 12% 0.061 10% 18% 0.077
  1. Note: NA: Not applicable; 1p value of comparison between control group and intervention group. A p value marked in bold indicates that the difference between the two groups is significant on the 95% level. Based on Kruskal-Wallis test for age and number of children, otherwise based on t-tests; 2Defined by Statistics Denmark’s socioeconomics classification (SOCIO13); 3304 observations in intervention group and 227 in control group