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Table 1 Patient characteristics at the VA Greater Los Angeles Primary Care Clinics, 12-months before (March 1, 2019-February 28, 2020) and 12-months after onset of COVID-19 (March 1, 2020-February 28, 2021)

From: Examining telehealth use among primary care patients, providers, and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Characteristics 12-months before onset of COVID-19 (n = 64,361) 12-months after onset of COVID-19 (n = 48,729)
Used Telehealth Services (phone or video) 13.9% 63.1%
Video Only 0.3% 11.3%
Male 91.4% 91.5%
Race:
 Non-Hispanic White 42.9% 43.1%
 Non-Hispanic African American 20.9% 21.2%
 Hispanic 17.7% 17.8%
 Non-Hispanic Other 6.1% 5.9%
 Unknown 12.5% 12.2%
Age Categories:
 18–44 23.1% 19.9%
 45–64 27.6% 28.1%
 65–74 28.9% 31.2%
 75+ 20.4% 20.8%
Married 40.3% 40.3%
Other Health Insurance 43.6% 46.0%
Main Medical Facility 24.0% 25.5%
Mean Age 60.5 (SD = 17.6) 61.7 (SD = 16.8)
Mean Nososa 1.04 (SD = 1.40)
(n = 61,914)
1.08 (SD = 1.41)
(n = 47,248)
  1. aNosos is an indicator of comorbidities and health risk (see U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Risk Adjustment. 2016 Mar 16 [cited 2021 June 11]. Available from: http://vaww.herc.research.va.gov/include/page.asp?id=risk-adjustment#goes-into-nosos