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Table 2 Characteristics of sample (n = 393)

From: How patients perceive the therapeutic communications skills of their general practitioners, and how that perception affects adherence: use of the TCom-skill GP scale in a specific geographical area

Age  
  %
   ≤ 39 years 32.7
   40–49 23.0
   50–59 23.8
   ≥ 60 20.4
   Mean (SD), years 47.0 (14.0)
Male 50.4
Living alone 15.4
Employed 56.8
Socio-occupational category  
   Managers and intermediate professionals 50.4
   Clerical workers 25.5
   Manual workers 14.8
   People who never worked 9.4
Level of education (high school diploma or higher) 51.5
Number of consultations with the GP during the previous 3 months  
   None 25.8
   1 39.1
   2 or more 35.1
TCom-skill GP score [0–100]  
   Mean (SD) 72.3 (18.6)
Adherence 45.0
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