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Table 2 Baseline eligibility of patients for prevention and screening actions by randomization group N (%)

From: Improving chronic disease prevention and screening in primary care: results of the BETTER pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial

  Control PF only PP only PF/PP
Prevention and screening actions (N=, eligible)     
1. Fasting blood sugar screening 61 (33.3) 35 (23.3) 77 (36.8) 82 (34.9)
2. Fasting blood sugar monitoring 8 (4.4) 4 (2.7) 13 (6.2) 3 (1.3)
3. Blood pressure screening 107 (58.5) 82 (54.7) 117 (56.0) 136 (57.9)
4. Blood pressure monitoring 40 (21.9) 44 (29.3) 50 (23.9) 58 (24.7)
5. Hypertension treatment 23 (12.6) 23 (15.3) 20 (9.6) 26 (11.1)
6. Framingham calculated 108 (59.0) 68 (45.3) 114 (54.5) 132 (56.2)
7. Framingham improved 21 (11.5) 15 (10.0) 25 (12.0) 19 (8.1)
8. LDL improved 22 (12.0) 18 (12.0) 20 (9.6) 21 (8.9)
9. Cholesterol treatment 22 (12.0) 19 (12.7) 20 (9.6) 21 (8.9)
10.Breast cancer screening (women only; N = 561) 48 (38.1) 40 (34.2) 51 (37.0) 59 (32.8)
11. Colorectal cancer screening 61 (33.3) 41 (27.3) 68 (32.5) 56 (23.8)
12. Cervical cancer screening (women only; N = 561) 43 (34.1) 35 (29.9) 37 (26.8) 51 (28.3)
13. BMI screening 43 (23.5) 22 (14.7) 58 (27.8) 41 (17.4)
14. Waist circumference measured 173 (94.5) 141 (94.0) 177 (84.7) 223 (94.9)
15. Weight control 94 (51.4) 87 (58.0) 129 (61.7) 134 (57.0)
16. Weight control referral 94 (51.4) 87 (58.0) 130 (62.2) 135 (57.4)
17. Smoking screening 31 (16.9) 30 (20.0) 18 (8.6) 85 (36.2)
18. Smoking cessation 22 (12.0) 18 (12.0) 36 (17.2) 22 (9.4)
19. Smoking cessation referral 22 (12.0) 18 (12.0) 36 (17.2) 22 (9.4)
20. Alcohol screening 61 (33.3) 36 (24.0) 36 (17.2) 96 (40.9)
21. Alcohol control 28 (15.3) 32 (21.3) 42 (20.1) 49 (20.9)
22. Alcohol cessation referral 28 (15.3) 32 (21.3) 42 (20.1) 49 (20.9)
23. Physical activity screening 162 (88.5) 138 (92.0) 164 (78.5) 222 (94.5)
24. Physical activity ≥ 90 minutes/week 91 (49.7) 65 (43.3) 109 (52.2) 125 (53.2)
25. Physical activity program referral 91 (49.7) 65 (43.3) 109 (52.2) 125 (53.2)
26. Nutrition screening 125 (68.3) 66 (44.0) 129 (61.7) 139 (59.1)
27. Healthy diet score improved 15 (8.2) 10 (6.7) 20 (9.6) 13 (5.5)
28. Nutrition counseling referral 15 (8.2) 10 (6.7) 20 (9.6) 13 (5.5)
  1. PF: Practice Facilitator (practice-level intervention).
  2. PP: Prevention Practitioner (patient-level intervention).
  3. PF/PP: Combined practice-level and patient-level intervention.
  4. Body mass index (BMI) is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. Obesity is defined as a BMI ≥30.