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Table 1 Level of satisfaction and socio-demographic characteristics of study sample (n = 1128)

From: Patient satisfaction with doctor-patient interactions: a mixed methods study among diabetes mellitus patients in Pakistan

Variables Patient satisfaction about doctor-patient interaction in public diabetes clinic; Number (%)
Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Total p-valuea
Age in years      .379
 11–39
 40–59
 60–85
81 (58.3)
375 (60)
195 (57.5)
35 (25.2)
185 (29.4)
98 (28.9)
23 (16.5)
69 (11)
46 (13.6)
139 (12.6)
629 (56.8)
339 (30.6)
Gender      <.001
 Female
 Male
432 (63.5)
219 (51.3)
196 (28.8)
122 (28.5)
52 (7.6)
86 (20.1)
680 (61.4)
427 (38.6)
Educationb      .002
 Uneducated
 Educated
352 (62.7)
299 (54.8)
157 (28)
161 (29.5)
52 (9.3)
86 (15.8)
561 (50.7)
546 (49.3)
Occupational status      <.001
 Unemployedc
 Employed
423 (62.1)
228 (53.5)
193 (28.3)
125 (29.3)
65 (9.6)
73 (17.2)
681 (61.5)
426 (38.5)
Type of residence      .820
 Rural
 Urban
150 (60.5)
501 (58.3)
68 (27.4)
250 (29.1)
30 (12.1)
108 (12.6)
248 (22.4)
859 (77.6)
Marital status      .641
 Married
 Not in relationshipd
571 (59.1)
80 (56.7)
278 (28.8)
40 (28.4)
117 (12.1)
21 (14.9)
966 (87.3)
141 (12.7)
Religion      .165
 Christianity
 Islam
26 (74.3)
625 (58.3)
6 (17.1)
312 (29.1)
3 (8.5)
135 (12.6)
35 (3.2)
1072 (96.8)
  1. a p-value based on Chi-Square test
  2. beducated category is inclusive of able to read and write, few years or schooling, secondary and university level education
  3. cunemployed includes: students, housewives, disabled patients
  4. dseparated, divorced, partner died, widow and unmarried