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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics (n = 345)

From: Safety relevant knowledge of orally anticoagulated patients without self-monitoring: a baseline survey in primary care

Socio-demographic characteristics n (%)
Gender  
  Women 163 (47%)
  Men 182 (53%)
Age (median/IQR***) 74 years (68–78)
Education*  
  < 10 years education 253 (73%)
  ≥ 10 years education 92 (27%)
Indication for oral anticoagulation according to the patient**  
  Atrial fibrillation 239 (70%)
  Deep vein thrombosis 70 (21%)
  Pulmonary embolism 35 (10%)
  Artificial heart valve 22 (6%)
  Unknown to the patient 16 (5%)
  Missing 5 (1%)
OAT related complication in history 29 (9%)
Self-rated knowledge about OAT  
  Excellent 31 (9%)
  Good 162 (47%)
  Moderate 122 (36%)
  Poor 27 (8%)
  Missing 3 (1%)
Afraid of complications 182 (54%)
  1. * < 10 years corresponds to lowest educational level, more than 10 years to a medium to high educational level.
  2. **Multiple indications for oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) possible.
  3. *** IQR = interquartile range.