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Table 1 Homeless people versus non-homeless people: descriptive and univariable results

From: Unique health care utilization patterns in a homeless population in Ghent

  Homeless Not homeless  
  n (%) n (%) P*
Sex 121 253 < 0,001
   Male 101 (83,5) 124 (49,0)  
   Female 20 (16,5) 129 (51,0)  
Age 121 253 < 0,001
   18-29 42 (34,7) 71 (28,1)  
   30-39 31 (25,6) 51 (20,2)  
   40-49 31 (25,6) 56 (22,1)  
   50-59 15 (12,4) 47(18,6)  
   60-65 2 (1,7) 28 (11,1)  
Educational level 121 223 < 0,001
No education/primary school
lower education
17 (14,0) 18 (8,1)  
   Lower vocational school 23 (19,0) 27 (12,1)  
   Higher vocational school 74 (61,2) 87 (39,0)  
   Higher education/University 7 (5,8) 91 (40,8)  
Nationality 122 251 0,002
   Belgian 105 (86,8) 240 (95,6)  
   Non-Belgian 16 (13,2) 11 (4,4)  
Subjective health perception 120 237 < 0,001
   Good or very good 73 (60,8) 203 (85,7)  
   Fair, bad or very bad 47 (39,2) 34 (14,3)  
Current smoker 112 253 < 0,001
   Yes 100 (89,3) 72 (30,5)  
Contact with GP last 2 months 120 238 < 0,001
   Yes 77 (64,2) 104 (43,7)  
Contact with secondary care last 2 months 121 240  
   Yes 38 (31,4) 44 (18,3) 0,005
Contact with ED in last 2 months 120 243 < 0,001
   Yes 33 (27,5) 7 (2,9)  
Type of GP practice 75 224 < 0,001
   Single handed 27 (36,0) 151 (67,4)  
   Two handed 6 (8,0) 61 (27,2)  
   Group practice 42 (56,0) 12 (5,4)  
  1. * All significant results are indicated in bold.