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Table 1 Description of demographic characteristics of participants in the baseline

From: Preoperative walking recommendation for non-cardiac surgery patients to reduce the length of hospital stay: a randomized control trial

Characteristic Intervention
n = 249 (%)
Control
n = 119 (%)
p value
Age in years, mean (SD) 59 (11.8) 59 (13.0) 0.970
Male 124 (49.8) 51 (42.9) 0.212
Level of schooling    
 Elementary 49 (19.6) 30 (25.2) 0.349
 High school 62 (24.9) 34 (28.6)
 Technology/university 138 (55.5) 55 (46.2)
Occupation    
 Employed 66 (26.5) 31 (26.0) 0.990
 Independent worker 74 (29.7) 37 (31.1)
 Retired/unemployed 109 (43.8) 51 (42.9)
Socioeconomic status    
 1–2 (Low) 57 (22.9) 44 (37.0) 0.018
 3–4 (Intermediate) 160 (64.3) 62 (52.1)
 5–6 (High) 32 (12.8) 13 (10.9)
Marital status    
 Married 155 (62.3) 63 (52.9) 0.445
 Common-law 37 (14.8) 21 (17.7)
 Single, widowed, or divorced 57 (22.9) 35 (29.4)
Origin    
 Urban 236 (94.8) 110 (92.4) 0.375
 Rural 13 (5.2) 9 (7.6)  
  1. Values in each cell correspond to means (standard deviation), counts (proportions), or median [interquartile range].
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