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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the NC cohort (n=140)

From: The impact on patient health and service outcomes of introducing nurse consultants: a historically matched controlled study

Characteristics  
Age (years) ψ 55.0 (15.7)
Gender  
   Female 73 (52.1%)
   Male 67 (47.9%)
Educational level  
   No formal education 10 (7.2%)
   Primary to junior school 78 (56.1%)
   High school 43 (30.9%)
   College or above 8 (5.8%)
Marital status  
   Married 88 (62.9%)
   Single 27 (19.3%)
   Divorced 10 (7.1%)
   Widowed 10 (7.1%)
   Declined to disclose 5 (3.6%)
Employment status  
   Full/part-time working 42 (30.7%)
   Unemployed 21 (15.3%)
   Home-maker 38 (27.7%)
   Retired 36 (26.3%)
Monthly household income (HK$)  
   <10,000 60 (42.9%)
   10,000 – 19,999 31 (22.1%)
   20,000 – 29,999 14 (10.0%)
   ≥ 30,000 7 (5.0%)
   Declined to disclose 28 (20.0%)
Duration of illness (years)†, ξ 5 (1 – 12)
Duration of receiving specialty treatment (weeks)†, ξ 35 (9 – 260)
  1. Variables marked with ψ are presented as mean (standard deviation) and are presented as median (interquartile range), all others are frequency (percentage).
  2. ξ Those patients who were in the wound and stoma care specialty units were not counted.