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Table 5 Subgroup analysis of Survey Responses for Scenarios A-H by Subgroups of Age and Gender

From: Triage for coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Canada: Do patients agree on who should come first?

  Age   Gender
Scenario < 67 yrs old >= 67 yrs old Fisher's exact p-value Male Female Fisher's exact p-value
  Mean* SD Mean* SD   Mean* SD Mean* SD  
A: exactly the same as respondent 1.93 0.65 1.52 0.57 0.0367 1.78 0.62 1.61 0.70 0.1177
A2: admitted to hospital with increasing angina 3.29 0.71 3.00 0.74 0.2955 3.21 0.77 3.00 0.67 0.1328
B: 85 yrs old 2.21 1.13 2.28 0.92 0.3274 2.31 1.06 2.11 0.96 0.1719
C: 85 yrs old, mild dementia, living at home with home care support 2.46 0.92 2.47 1.20 0.6225 2.51 1.00 2.37 1.21 0.3738
D: 85 yrs old, severe dementia, living in nursing home 1.82 1.36 2.36 1.31 0.0662 2.31 1.30 1.59 1.37 0.2936
E: 35 yrs old 2.21 0.83 1.90 1.23 0.0360 1.95 1.05 2.28 1.07 0.8809
F: 35 yrs old, married with 4 children and only income earner for family 2.96 0.79 2.62 1.08 0.6340 2.69 1.00 3.00 0.84 0.9325
G: 35 yrs old, unmarried, unemployed on welfare 1.89 0.92 1.50 1.04 0.3554 1.64 0.93 1.79 1.13 0.6895
H: donated $5 million dollars to the hospital foundation 1.79 0.57 1.82 0.72 0.3069 1.79 0.62 1.83 0.71 0.7207
  1. *answer scale: 0 = very far behind you, 1 = a little bit behind you, 2 = your place, 3 = a little bit ahead of you, 4 = very far ahead of you SD = standard deviation
  2. CCN = Cardiac Care Network (of Ontario)