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Table 6 Subgroup Analysis of Survey Responses for Scenarios A-H by Subgroups of Education and Illness Severity

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

  Education CCN Urgency Scale
Scenario High school or less Post-secondary Fisher's exact p-value Emergent/Semi-Urgent Elective Fisher's exact p-value
  Mean* SD Mean* SD   Mean* SD Mean* SD  
A: exactly the same as respondent 1.63 0.74 1.71 0.46 0.0943 1.67 0.49 1.75 0.67 1.0000
A2: admitted to hospital with increasing angina 3.11 0.75 3.18 0.72 1.0000 3.17 0.71 3.13 0.75 0.4726
B: 85 yrs old 2.54 0.86 1.96 1.10 0.0889 2.06 0.80 2.29 1.07 0.4420
C: 85 yrs old, mild dementia, living at home with home care support 2.59 1.08 2.29 1.05 0.8172 2.39 0.98 2.44 0.98 0.9483
D: 86 yrs old, severe dementia, living in nursing home 2.08 1.41 2.07 1.27 0.8605 1.89 1.18 2.17 1.32 0.8335
E: 35 yrs old 2.15 1.08 1.96 1.00 0.6388 2.17 0.86 2.06 1.15 0.2863
F: 35 yrs old, married with 4 children and only income earner for family 3.04 0.82 2.64 1.03 0.7009 3.06 0.80 2.71 1.01 0.8935
G: 35 yrs old, unmarried, unemployed on welfare 1.89 1.12 1.54 0.79 0.2820 1.83 0.71 1.81 1.06 0.4569
H: donated $5 million dollars to the hospital foundation 1.69 0.62 1.85 0.66 0.7337 2.00 0.50 1.84 0.69 0.2157
  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
  2. SD = standard deviation
  3. CCN = Cardiac Care Network (of Ontario)