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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Pharmacy use by dual-eligible non-elderly veterans with private healthcare insurance

Characteristic FY 2002 FY 2010 Statistics
N = 4022 N = 7087 X2 or Z; DF; p
Age in years, mean (S.D.) 51.2 (9.2) 52.4 (11.0) Za = 15.0; <.001
Age group, n (%)    X2 = 362; 3; <.001
  < 35 years 335 (8.3) 716 (10.1)  
 35–44 years 490 (12.2) 963 (13.6)  
 45–54 years 1556 (38.7) 1218 (17.2)  
 55–64 years 1641 (40.8) 4190 (59.1)  
Sex, n (%)    X2 = 22.4; 1; <.001
 Male 3879 (96.4) 6693 (94.4)  
 Female 143 (3.6) 394 (5.6)  
Marital Status, n (%)    X2 = 48.6; 3; <.001
 Married 1295 (32.2) 2677 (37.8)  
 Never Married 144 (3.6) 294 (4.2)  
 Divorced or Widowed 2323 (57.8) 3609 (50.9)  
 Unknown 260 (6.5) 507 (7.2)  
Residence, n (%)    X2 = 60.8; 1; <.001
 Urban 1308 (32.5) 2819 (39.8)  
 Rural 2702 (67.2) 4214 (59.5)  
 Unknown 12 (0.3) 54 (0.8)  
Service Connection, n (%)    X2 = 32.6; 4; <.001
 None 2439 (60.6) 4408 (62.2)  
 1–10 % 568 (14.1) 1079 (15.2)  
 11–80 % 837 (20.8) 1397 (19.7)  
 81–100 % 54 (1.3) 92 (1.3)  
 Unknown 124 (3.1) 111 (1.6)  
  1. aWilcoxon rank sum test, normal approximation, two-sided test