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Table 3 Association of various factors with the satisfaction of geriatric patients from care provided by their physicians

From: Geriatric patients' expectations of their physicians: findings from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan

Variables Satisfaction with the level of care provided
(n = 380)
  Yes No
Age in years (p = 0.009)   
- 65-70 106 54
- 71-75 46 25
-76-80 41 35
-81-85 46 12
- 86-90 6 9
Gender (p = 0.21)   
- Male 81 51
- Female 164 84
Marital status (p = 0.72)   
- Single 35 17
- Married (and living with spouse) 110 69
- Divorced/separated 38 19
- Widowed 62 30
Education (p = 0.22)   
- Illiterate or can read and write name only 31 25
- Up to primary * 40 18
- Up to secondary ** 43 27
- Up to higher secondary *** 67 41
- Graduate or post graduate studies 64 24
Cumulative household income in Pk rupees ^ (p = 0.005)   
- < 5,000 35 16
- 5,000-10,000 44 12
- > 10,000-25,000 70 28
- > 25,000-50,000 70 51
- > 50,000-100,000 16 20
- > 100,000 10 8
Most important health complaint (p = 0.006)   
- Myalgias/arthralgias 40 37
- Dyspnea 4 6
- Nausea/vomiting 8 3
- Insomnia 15 13
-Anorexia 13 9
- Bed sores 9 4
- Urinary incontinence 60 25
- Urinary retention 12 5
- Fecal incontinence 25 3
- Constipation 29 7
- Memory loss 30 23
Frequency of experiencing health complaints (p < 0.001)   
- Daily 30 29
- 2-5 times a week 78 48
- Once a week 53 32
- 2-3 times a month 44 6
- Once a month 16 1
- Less frequently than once a month 24 19
Frequency of visits to the doctor (p = 0.01)   
- Weekly 7 11
- Once every 2-4 weeks 28 12
- Once every 2-3 months 162 77
- Once every 6 months 44 26
- Annually 4 9
  1. * Upto grade 5, ** Upto grade 10, *** Upto grade 12, ^ 1 US $: 83.23 PK Rupees