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Table 2 Baseline participant characteristics by trial arm

From: Managing uncertain recovery for patients nearing the end of life in hospital: a mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of the AMBER care bundle

  N (%) for whole sample, N = 65 N (%) for control, N = 36 N (%) for intervention, N = 29
Gender
 Male 33 (50.8) 22 (61.1) 11 (37.9)
 Female 32 (49.2) 14 (38.9) 18 (62.1)
Age
 50–64 10 (15.4) 9 (25.0) 1 (3.5)
 65–79 25 (38.5) 18 (50.0) 7 (24.1)
 80+ 30 (46.2) 9 (25.0) 21 (72.4)
Mean (standard deviation) 77.8 (12.3) 71.8 (10.8) 85.3 (9.7)
Disease group
 Cancer 30 (46.2) 23 (63.9) 7 (24.1)
 Non-cancer 35 (53.8) 13 (36.1) 22 (75.9)
Patient had capacity
 Yes 23 (35.4) 17 (47.2) 6 (20.7)
 No 42 (64.6) 19 (52.8) 23 (79.3)
Education
 Did not go to school 3 (4.6) 3 (8.3) 0
 Secondary school (GCSE/O Level) 21 (32.3) 9 (25.0) 12 (41.3)
 Secondary school (A Level) 15 (23.1) 6 (16.7) 9 (31.0)
 Vocational qualification 4 (6.2) 2 (5.6) 2 (6.9)
 University 11 (16.9) 7 (19.4) 4 (13.8)
 Prefer not to say 7 (10.8) 6 (16.7) 1 (3.5)
 Missing 4 (6.2) 3 (8.3) 1 (3.5)
Marital status
 Single 10 (15.4) 6 (16.7) 4 (13.8)
 Widowed 26 (40.0) 9 (25.0) 17 (58.6)
 Married, civil partnership, or long-term relationship 27 (41.5) 19 (52.8) 8 (27.6)
 Divorced 1 (1.5) 1 (2.8) 0
 Missing 1 (1.5) 1 (2.8) 0
Ethnicity
 White British 45 (69.2) 17 (47.2) 28 (96.6)
 Other white 2 (3.1) 1 (2.8) 1 (3.5)
 White or black African 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 White and Asian 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 Other mixed 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 Indian 7 (10.8) 7 (19.4) 0
 Pakistani 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 Other Asian 4 (6.2) 4 (11.1) 0
 Caribbean 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 Other black 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
 Missing 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 0
Income
 Living comfortably at present 26 (40.0) 14 (38.9) 12 (41.4)
 Coping on present income 21 (32.3) 12 (33.3) 9 (31.0)
 Difficult on present income 5 (7.7) 0 5 (17.2)
 Very difficult on present income 2 (3.1) 2 (5.6) 0
 Prefer not to say 2 (3.1) 0 2 (6.9)
 Don’t know 6 (9.2) 5 (13.9) 1 (3.5)
 Missing 3 (4.6) 3 (8.3) 0