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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of survey respondents.

From: Influence of socioeconomic factors on medically unnecessary ambulance calls

  Number (%)
Gender   
   Male 911 (44.9%)
   Female 1,112 (54.8%)
   No answer 6 (0.3%)
Age (years)   
   20 to 29 168 (8.3%)
   30 to 39 315 (15.5%)
   40 to 49 239 (11.8%)
   50 to 59 321 (15.8%)
   60 to 69 378 (18.6%)
   70 to 79 439 (21.6%)
   80 or over 164 (8.1%)
   No answer 5 (0.2%)
Living alone   
   Yes 188 (9.3%)
   No 1,824 (89.9%)
   No answer 17 (0.8%)
Living with child aged 5 years or younger   
   Yes 231 (11.4%)
   No 1,721 (84.8%)
   No answer 77 (3.8%)
Living with elderly person aged 65 years or older   
   Yes 795 (39.2%)
   No 1,155 (56.9%)
   No answer 79 (3.9%)
Pretax annual household income (US $)   
   Less than 19,000 163 (8.0%)
   19,000 – 37,999 490 (24.1%)
   38,000 – 56,999 395 (19.5%)
   57,000 – 75,999 307 (15.1%)
   76,000 – 94,999 208 (10.3%)
   95,000 or more 301 (14.8%)
   No answer 165 (8.1%)
Possession of a car   
   Yes 1,279 (63.0%)
   No 726 (35.8%)
   No answer 24 (1.2%)
History of ambulance use   
   Yes 949 (46.8%)
   No 1,065 (52.5%)
   No answer 15 (0.7%)
Hesitation to call an ambulance   
   Yes 953 (47.0%)
   No 1,051 (51.8%)
   No answer 25 (1.2%)
Knowledge of primary emergency medical center   
   Yes 1,163 (57.3%)
   No 837 (41.3%)
   No answer 29 (1.4%)
Knowledge of emergency medical information center   
   Yes 467 (23.0%)
   No 1,534 (75.6%)
   No answer 28 (1.4%)
Knowledge of private medical transport service   
   Yes 167 (8.2%)
   No 1,847 (91.0%)
   No answer 15 (0.7%)