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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics

From: Advanced pneumatic compression for treatment of lymphedema of the head and neck: a randomized wait-list controlled trial

Characteristica Overall (N = 43) Control (n = 24) Intervention (n = 19) p value
  Median [IQR] Median [IQR] Median [IQR]  
Age 62.2 [56–68] 62.8 [57–69] 61.1 [54–68] 0.359
Gender N (%) N (%) N (%) 0.714
  Female 8 (18.6) 4 (16.7) 4 (21.1)  
  Male 35 (81.4) 20 (83.3) 15 (78.9)  
Race     0.255
  Multiple 1 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.3)  
  White 42 (97.7) 24 (100.0) 18 (94.7)  
Education     0.115
  <= High school 16 (37.2) 10 (41.7) 6 (31.6)  
  College 21 (48.8) 13 (54.2) 8 (42.1)  
  Advanced degree 6 (14.0) 1 (4.2) 5 (26.3)  
Marital Status     0.564
  Married/living with partner 37 (86.0) 20 (83.3) 17 (89.5)  
  Other 6 (14.0) 4 (16.7) 2 (10.5)  
Residence     0.385
  City 15 (34.9) 8 (33.3) 7 (36.8)  
  Country 18 (41.9) 12 (50.0) 6 (31.6)  
  Suburb 10 (23.3) 4 (16.7) 6 (31.6)  
BMI group at enrollment N (%) N (%) N (%) 0.676
  Underweight 3 (6.3) 1 (4.2) 2 (8.3)  
  Normal/healthy weight 8 (16.7) 5 (20.8) 3 (12.5)
  Overweight 18 (37.5) 10 (41.7) 8 (33.3)
  Obese 19 (39.6) 8 (33.3) 11 (45.8)
Smoking history/current 28 (65.1) 16 (66.7) 12 (63.2) 0.811
Alcohol history/current 32 (74.4) 18 (75.0) 14 (73.7) 0.922
Trach at Enrollment 6 (14.3) 4 (17.4) 2 (10.5) 0.527
PEG at Enrollment 12 (28.6) 6 (26.1) 6 (31.6) 0.695
  Median [IQR] Median [IQR] Median [IQR]  
Months since lymphedema diagnosis 5.2 [1–14] 5.3 [1–10] 5.2 [1–18] 0.608
Months since initial lymphedema treatment 4.6 [2–12] 4.6 [2–9] 4.5 [2–22] 0.746
  1. aAll 43 participants were Non-Hispanic