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Table 3 Characteristics of the study population regarding reasons for moving from UK to France, number of years of residence in France, degree of confidence in the French health care system when moving, actual overview of the French healthcare system according to the degree of confidence in the NHS (n=860)

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

  Very confident, somewhat confident Not very or not at all confident in % P value All study population
  n=626 n=234   
Reasons for moving from France to UK*:     
  - Professional reasons     
   - Yes 13.3 10.7 0.2266 12.6
  - Family reasons     
   - Yes 16.1 13.4 0.2301 15.4
  - Retirement     
   - Yes 33.6 32.9 0.1409 33.4
Number of years of residence in France:     
  - 2 years or less 5.6 5.6   5.6
  - 2 to 5 years 24.9 26.9   25.5
  - more than 5 years 69.5 67.5 0.8335 68.9
Mean number of years of residence in France (SD) 11.2 (10.0) 10.0 (8.3) 0.1037 10.9 (9.5)
Actual overall view of the French health care system:     
  - works pretty well 86.8 93.2   88.7
  - fundamental changes are needed to make it work better or need to be completely rebuilt 13.2 6.8 0.0356 11.3
  1. * People can have different reasons (the sum of percentages is more than 100%).