Table 1: Demographics of the study cohort.

DemographicsBradycardia hospitalisation cohort ()
Exposed ()Never exposed ()Whole cohort ()

Age, mean (SD), year82.7 (4.8)82.6 (4.8)82.6 (4.8)
Male gender, No. (%)154 (57.7)3645 (59.7)3799 (59.6)
Number of medicines used, median (IQR)a12 (8–17)12 (8–18)12 (8–18)
Number of prescribers, median (IQR)a12 (8–16)12 (7–17)12 (7–17)
Number of specialist visits, median (IQR)a5 (2–8)3 (1–8)3 (1–8)
Number of hospitalisations, median (IQR)a1 (0–2)1 (0–2)1 (0–2)
Number of comorbidities, median (IQR)b5 (4–7)5 (3–7)5 (3–7)

SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range; and No.: number.
aValues for 12 months prior to study entry.
bValue for time-varying every 4 months.