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Table 2 Main patient’s characteristics (n = 255)

From: Inpatient satisfaction with medical information received from caregivers: an observational study on the effect of social deprivation

Patients’ characteristics Patients p
Whole sample (%) Depriveda (%) Not deprived (%)
Gender
 Male 34.5 34.6 33.5 NS**
 Female 65.5 65.4 67.5  
Age group (years)
  ≥ 65 43.1 59.3 34.7 <0.01
  < 65 56.9 40.7 65.3  
Educational level
 High 25.9 14.8 32.3 <0.01
 Medium 38.4 35.8 39.5  
 Low 35.7 49.4 28.2  
Employment status
 Employed active 30.6 16.0 37.7 <0.01
 Retired 50.4 60.5 45.5
 Other inactive 19.0 23.5 16.8
Having a referring GP 97.6 95.1 99.4 <0.05
Chronically diseased or handicapped
 Yes 65.9 71.6 63.4 NS
 No 34.1 28.4 36.6  
Perceived health status (compared to people of the same age)
 Lower 34.0 31.2 36.9 NS
 Similar or better 66.0 68.8 63.1  
  1. **NS non-significant (p > 0.05)
  2. aEPICES score > 30.17 on a scale from 0 to 100