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Table 1 Participants' characteristics and composition of patient subgroups

From: Different patient subgroup, different ranking? Which quality indicators do patients find important when choosing a hospital for hip- or knee arthroplasty?

Variable This study
N = 110
Measurement CQI Hip Knee (2009)
N = 5.163
  N % %
Age    
   up to 65 years 57 52 32
   65 years and older 52 48 68
Gender    
   male 36 33 33
   female 73 67 67
Perceived health status    
   poor to reasonable health 22 20 22
   good to excellent health 87 80 78
Level of education^    
   lower educational level 49 45 86
   higher educational level 60 55 14
Healthcare stage    
   on waiting list for surgery 10 11 -
   underwent surgery/again on waiting list for new surgery 84 89 -
Search and Selection behaviour    
   less extensive (score ≤ 19) 60 55 -
   more extensive (score > 19) 49 45 -
  1. ^ Level of education: Low: primary school, lower level of secondary school, lower vocational training or intermediate vocational training. High: higher level of secondary school, higher vocational training or university.