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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle of patients by baseline group (SD: Standard Deviation; HBP: High Blood Pressure; SDU: Standard Drinking Units; IPAQ: International Physical Activity Questionnaire)

From: Effectiveness of motivational interviewing in patients with dyslipidemia: a randomized cluster trial

VARIABLES Experimental group n = 107 Control group n = 120 P value
AGE: Mean ± SD 52.83 ± 8.59 54.84 ± 8.53 0.079
SEX: n° (%)    
 Women 63 (58.9) 78 (65.0) 0.343
 Men 44 (41.1) 42 (35.0)
MARITAL STATUS: No. (%)    
 Single 3 (2.8) 8 (6.7) 0.015
 Married/has a partner 91 (85.0) 92 (76.7)
 Separated 11 (10.3) 7 (5.8)
 Widowed 2 (1.9) 13 (10.8)
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: No. (%)    
 No Education 9 (8.4) 12 (10.0) 0.523
 Elementary Education 55 (51.4) 70 (58.3)
 Secondary Education 28 (26.2) 22 (18.3)
 Higher Education 15 (14.0) 16 (13.3)
SOCIAL CLASS: No. (%)    
 Class I (the highest) 9 (8.4) 10 (8.3) 0.230
 II 6 (5.6) 4 (3.3)
 III 22 (20.6) 15 (12.5)
 IV 36 (33.6) 37 (30.8)
 V (the lowest) 34 (31.8) 54 (45.0)
COMORBIDITY    
 Arterial hipertension: No. (%) 25 (23.4) 30 (25.0) 0.774
 Anxiety/Depression: No. (%) 28 (26.2) 33 (27.5)  
UNHEALTHY HABITS    
SMOKING: No. (%)   
 Smoker 36 (33.6) 27 (22.5) 0.072
 Former smoker 26 (24.3) 25 (20.8)
 Non-Smoker 45 (42.1) 68 (56.7)  
 Years smoking (Mean ± SD) 26.94 ± 11.12 28.04 ± 12.20 0.727
ALCOHOL: No. (%)    
 Non-drinker 59 (55.1) 75 (62.5) 0.385
 Drinker 48 (44.9) 45 (37.5)  
 SDU/week for smokers (Mean ± SD) 12.51 ± 12.55 8.11 ± 6.04 0.173
USE OF PHARMACOLOGICAL DRUGS: Mean ± SD    
 Medicine 1.93 ± 1.94 2.55 ± 3.43 0.134
 Number of pills/day 2.85 ± 2.16 3.51 ± 4.32 0.298
MEDITERRANEAN DIET:    
 Questionnaire Score (Mean ± SD) 8.28 ± 2.23 8.32 ± 2.62 0.868
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY    
IPAQ: No. (%)    
 Low or inactive 24 (22.4) 30 (25.0) 0.986
 Moderate 44 (41.1) 52 (43.3)  
 Intense 26 (24.3) 31 (25.8)  
Professional evaluation: No. (%)    
 Sedentary 42 (41.2) 43 (36.4) 0.399
 Active 60 (58.8) 75 (63.6)