Table 2

Comparison of baseline characteristics for participants with missing and available economic data
Available (N=93) Missing (N=37)
Age in years mean (SD) 71.0 (8.8) 71.1 (7.7)
Male (%) 48 (52%) 26 (70%)
Years since diagnosis of PD mean (SD) 8.8 (6.5) 8.3 (6.2)
Hoehn and Yahr stage Mean (SD) 2.5 (0.9) 2.6 (0.9)
Living arrangements n (%)
Alone 21 (23%) 12 (32%)
With partner 68 (73%) 24 (65%)
With family/friends 2 (2%) 1 (3%)
Residential home 2 (2%) 0 (0%)
Parkinsons medication n (%)
LCT 88 (95%) 36 (97%)
DRA 46 (49%) 18 (49%)
MOAI 16 (17%) 6 (16%)
Co-morbidity n (%)
Orthopaedic 31 (33%) 15 (41%)
Cardiac 30 (32%) 16 (43%)
EQ-5D mean (SD) 0.67 (0.23) 0.68 (0.25)
Total healthcare costs in previous 10 weeks (£) mean (SD)+ 142 (227) 768 (481)

+ Primary and secondary care costs - data only available in 115 individuals (90/25).

Fletcher et al.

Fletcher et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:426   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-426

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