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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population and the general Dutch population

From: Is the impact of hospital performance data greater in patients who have compared hospitals?

  Study population    Dutch population
  Patients who have compared hospitals
(n = 71)
Patients who have not compared hospitals
(n = 266)
Test of difference  
Gender     
   Male % 49.3% 50.4% X2 = 0.03, p = 0.87 49.5%
Age     
   < 65% 83.1% 80.5% X2 = 0.26, p = 0.61 84.7%
Educational level     
   Basic % 2.9% 2.7% X2 = 0.09, p = 0.99 19.0%
   Intermediate % 56.5% 56.4%   54.2%
   High % 40.6% 40.9%   26.3%
  1. General Dutch population: www.CBS.nl(Statistics Netherlands)