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Table 5 Baseline characteristics of home care referrals with pilonidal sinus diagnosis in 2013

From: A large cluster randomized trial of outcome-based pathways to improve home-based wound care

Characteristic Control
(N = 979)
Intervention
(N = 975)
Combined
(N = 1954)
Standardized difference
Age – years     3%
 Mean ± SD 37.09 ± 15.66 37.64 ± 15.84 37.36 ± 15.75  
 Median (IQR) 33 (24–48) 34 (24–49) 34 (24–48)  
Female sex 312 (31.87%) 323 (33.13%) 635 (32.50%) 3%
Urban status 879 (89.79%) 881 (90.36%) 1760 (90.07%) 2%
Neighborhood income quintile
 Low 213 (21.76%) 169 (17.33%) 382 (19.55%) 11%
191 (19.51%) 168 (17.23%) 359 (18.37%) 6%
206 (21.04%) 194 (19.90%) 400 (20.47%) 3%
193 (19.71%) 253 (25.95%) 446 (22.82%) 15%
 High 175 (17.88%) 186 (19.08%) 361 (18.47%) 3%
Charlson Comorbidity Score
 0–1 934 (95.40%) 929 (95.28%) 1863 (95.34%) 0%
 2–3 38 (3.88%) 30 (3.08%) 68 (3.48%) 4%
 ≥4 7 (0.72%) 16 (1.64%) 23 (1.18%) 9%
  1. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation