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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of the sample (N = 983)

From: Service quality of private hospitals: The Iranian Patients' perspective

Variables N %
Gender Male 450 45.8
  Female 533 54.2
Age ≤ 30 178 18.1
  31-40 169 17.2
  41-50 228 23.2
  51-60 145 14.8
  ≥ 61 263 26.8
Education level Illiterate 64 6.5
  Primary and secondary school 441 44.9
  Academic Degree 478 48.6
Residence Urban 949 96.5
  Rural 34 3.5
Hospital ward Internal 249 25.3
  Surgery 320 32.6
  Obstetrics and Gynecology 168 17.1
  Other 246 25.0
Health condition Excellent 74 7.5
  Good 538 54.7
  Average 331 33.7
  Bad 40 4.1