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Table 2 Patient characteristics in the twelve months following the visit to the study physician

From: Do physician communication skills influence screening mammography utilization?

Patient Characteristics N = 96 708
Demographics mean (SD)
Age, in years 57.2 (5.8)
Percent with high school diploma 31.8 (13.0)
Family income (in Canadian dollars) 51 063 (23 116)
Patient region No. (%)
 Rural 11 410 (11.8)
 Urban 85 298 (88.2)
Health Status No. (%)
Charlson Comorbidity Index  
 0 73 507 (76.0)
 1-2 20 896 (21.6)
 3-4 1 530 (1.6)
 ≥5 775 (0.8)
Hospitalization in past year  
 No hospitalization 79 879 (82.6)
 1 hospitalization 8 600 (8.9)
 ≥ 2 hospitalizations 8 229 (8.5)
Breast Related Health Care No. (%)
Breast biopsy in past year  
 No biopsy 95 918 (99.2)
 Biopsy 790 (0.8)
Mammogram in past year  
 No 70 089 (72.5)
 Yes 26 619 (27.5)
Provincial self-referral screening program available  
 No 46 841 (48.4)
 Yes 49 867 (51.6)
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