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Table 4 Demographics of the patients (n = 1909)

From: The relationship between patients’ perceptions of care quality and three factors: nursing staff job satisfaction, organizational characteristics and patient age

Background variable %
Gender  
Female 55.9
Male 40.9
Missing 3.2
Age  
<20 years 0.9
20-29 years 8.8
30-39 years 9.3
40-49 years 12.0
50-59 years 22.5
60-69 years 22.6
70-79 years 16.7
>79 years 5.9
Missing 1.3
Living  
Alone 22.3
With a spouse 76.7
Missing 1.0
Education  
University degree 10.7
University of applied sciences degree 9.1
Vocational degree 46.4
No degree 25.8
Other 5.4
Missing 2.6
Occupational status  
Senior management/professional 6.2
Junior management/clerical 10.2
Self-employed. farmer 6.2
Employed 22.9
Pensioner 45.6
Other 7.7
Missing 1.2
Hospital admission  
Planned 67.5
An emergency 30.0
Missing 2.5
Reason for admission to hospital  
Examination 26.2
Treatment 56.5
Other 6.6
Missing 0.7