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Table 2 Patient characteristics in comparison to representative sample

From: Quality of physical therapy from a patient’s perspective; factor analysis on web-based survey data revealed three dimensions on patient experiences with physical therapy

   Patient experience (n = 2,213 patients) National representative sample 201012n = 13,180 patients
   % %
Gender patients male 37.7 40.4
Age patients 0-11 years 1.7 2.7 (0–14 y)
  12-18 years 4.4  
  19-24 years 4.5 18.8 (15–24 y)
  25-44 years 32.1 26.5
  45-64 years 44.8 37.7
  65 years and older 12.6 22.2
Direct access   32.2 42.6
Chronic (more than 18 sessions)   18.8 16.7