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Table 1 Characteristics of ED patients identified as nonurgent willing to accept reorientation

From: Nonurgent patients in the emergency department? A French formula to prevent misuse

  Accepting
n = 58
Not accepting
n = 27
Total
n = 85
p
Mean age ± SD** 36.1 ± 12.7 36.6 ± 9.3 36.3 ± 11.7 0.858
  n (%*) n (%*) n  
Sex     0.373
   Male 36 (62.1) 14 (51.9) 50  
   Female 22 (37.9) 13 (48.1) 35  
Birthplace     0.124
   Other country 16 (27.6) 12 (44.4) 28  
   France 42 (72.4) 15 (55.6) 57  
Marital status     0.682
   Living without a partner 13 (22.4) 5 (18.5) 18  
   Living with a partner 45 (77.6) 22 (81.5) 67  
Level of education     
   More than basic education 26 (44.8) 8 (29.6) 34 0.183
   Basic education or less 32 (55.2) 19 (70.4) 51  
Employment status     0.004
   Employed 46 (79.3) 13 (48.1) 59  
   Unemployed 12 (20.7) 14 (51.9) 26  
  1. * Column percentages, ** SD: Standard Deviation
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