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Table 1 Patients’ socio-demographic characteristics (n = 1637)

From: What are patients’ expectations about the organization of their primary care physicians’ practices?

Characteristics n/Na Percent
Female 981/1563 62.8
Age group   
  < 25 years 97/1566 6.2
 25 – 65 years 974/1566 62.2
  > 65 years 495/1566 31.6
Marital status   
 Single 386/1579 24.4
 Married 783/1579 49.6
 Divorced or separated 276/1579 17.5
 Widowed 134/1579 8.5
Nationality   
 Swiss 1163/1569 74.1
 Italian 92/1569 5.9
 French 89/1569 5.7
 Portuguese 57/1569 3.6
 Spanish 34/1569 2.2
 Other (<2 %) 134/1569 8.5
Completed training   
 No training 63/1505 4.2
 Compulsory schooling 149/1505 9.9
 Apprenticeship 506/1505 33.6
 Baccalaureate or diploma from intermediate school 340/1505 22.6
 University, FITb, UASb 447/1505 29.7
Work status   
 Student 85/1569 5.4
 Occupational activity 648/1569 41.3
 Retired 467/1569 29.8
 Recipient of unemployment or invalidity insurance 133/1569 8.4
 Other (mainly house-wife/husband and without employment) 236/1569 15.1
General health status   
 Excellent or very good 449/1571 28.6
 Good 848/1571 54.0
 Moderate or poor 274/1571 17.5
Number of consultations in the last 6 months   
 1 - 2 676/1571 43.0
 3 - 4 491/1571 31.3
 5 - 6 266/1571 16.9
  ≥ 7 138/1571 8.8
Overall satisfaction level with the medical office   
 1 (very low) 2/1584 0.1
 2 8/1584 0.5
 3 58/1584 3.7
 4 438/1584 27.7
 5 (excellent) 1078/1584 68.1
  1. aFIT Federal Institute of Technology, UAS = University of Applied Sciences
  2. bThe number of missing values per item varied from 53 to 132