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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population (n=860) according to the degree of confidence in the NHS, in %

From: British residents’ views about general practice care in France – a telephone survey

  Very confident, somewhat confident Not very or not at all confident P value All study population
  n=626 n=234   
Age:     
  - 1st quartile 55 54   55
  - Median 63 62   63
  - 3rd quartile 69 68   69
Mean age in years (SD) 60.4 (11.4) 61.6 (11.2) 0.10 61.2 (11.2)
Gender:     
  - male 49.2 44.0   47.8
  - female 50.8 56.0 0.18 52.2
Marital status:     
  - married or living as married 80.2 85.9   81.7
  - single (never been married, divorced or separated) 13.3 9.8   12.4
  - widowed 6.5 4.3 0.15 5.9
Age when you left full-time education:     
  - 16 years or less 32.2 34.3   32.9
  - 17 or 18 years 23.3 27.0   24.4
  - 19 years or over 44.5 37.7 0.20 42.7
Professional status:     
  - employed full time 17.1 16.2   16.9
  - employed part time 8.2 8.1   8.2
  - retired 65.3 65.0   65.2
  - not employed 9.4 10.7 0.94 9.7
Residence in France:     
  - Paris and suburbs 8.3 7.3   8.0
  - North-East 3.2 1.3   2.7
  - North-West 39.1 44.9   40.7
  - South-West 34.7 36.3   35.1
  - South-East 14.7 10.2 0.16 13.5
Level of French:     
  - excellent 12.5 12.8   12.6
  - very good 13.7 13.7   13.7
  - good 23.6 21.8   23.1
  - fair 30.4 27.8   29.7
  - poor 19.8 23.9 0.73 20.9