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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 446)

From: Quality of care in the intensive care unit from the perspective of patient’s relatives: development and psychometric evaluation of the consumer quality index ‘R-ICU’

  Number Percent
Relation to patient 441  
 Partner 243 55.1%
 Father/mother 46 10.4%
 Son/daughter 97 22.0%
 Brother/sister 35 7.9%
 Other 20 4.6%
Gender 441  
 Male 154 34.9%
 Female 287 65.1%
Age 441 Modus 55–64
 18–24 9 32.0%
 25–34 23 5.2%
 35–44 58 13.2%
 45–54 107 24.3%
 55–64 126 28.6%
 65–74 91 20.6%
  ≥ 75 27 6.1%
Health indication 440  
 Excellent/very good 177 40.2%
 Good 223 50.7%
 Moderate/poor 40 9.1%
Level of education 433  
 No formal education (did not complete primary school) 9 2.1%
 Primary education (primary school, special education in primary school) 21 4.8%
 Lower secondary or preparatory vocational education (e.g., LTS, LEAO, LHNO, VMBO) 70 16.2%
 Intermediate secondary vocational education (e.g., MAVO, [M]ULO, MBO-kort, VMBO-t) 87 20.1%
 Senior secondary vocational education or work-based pathway (e.g., MBO-lang, MTS, MEAO, BOL, BBL, INAS) 84 19.4%
 Senior general secondary education and university preparatory secondary education (e.g., HAVO, VWO, Atheneum, Gymnasium, HBS) 50 11.5%
 Higher professional education (e.g., HBO, HTS, HEAO, HBO-V, academic education candidacy) 78 18.0%
 Academic higher education (university) 29 6.7%
 Other (please specify): 5 1.2%
Native country 441  
 Dutch 407 92.3%
 Other 34 7.7%
ICU-admission 442  
 Planned 158 35.7%
 Not planned 284 64.3%
Length of stay ICU (in days) (range 1–183) 432 Mean (SD)
13.2 (18.4)
Current situation 440  
 Hospital 202 45.9%
 Home 144 32.7%
 Deceased 84 19.1%
 Other 10 2.3%
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