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Table 1 Characteristics of the Participants (N = 256)

From: Perceived cultural differences in healthcare for foreign patients visiting South Korea: tool development and measurement

Characteristics n (%)
Language
 English 23 (8.9)
 Chinese 40 (15.6)
 Arabic 73 (28.5)
 Russian 60 (23.4)
 Mongolian 60 (23.4)
Sex
 Male 112 (43.8)
 Female 144 (56.2)
Religion
 Christian 42 (16.4)
 Buddhist 54 (21.1)
 Muslim 97 (37.9)
 Other 39 (15.2)
 None 24 (9.3)
Education level
 Elementary school or lower 13 (5.1)
 Middle school 8 (3.1)
 High school 47 (18.4)
 College 94 (36.7)
 Higher than college 94 (36.7)
Type of visit
 Inpatient 135 (52.7)
 Outpatient 121 (47.3)
Payment
 Self 154 (60.2)
 Private insurance company 12 (4.7)
 Korean National Health Insurance 7 (2.7)
 Government 73 (28.5)
 Other 10 (3.9)
Length of stay in South Korea
 Up to 1 week 46 (18.0)
 More than 1 week and up to 1 month 84 (32.8)
 More than 1 month and up to 6 months 64 (25.0)
 More than 6 months and up to 1 year 17 (6.6)
 More than 1 year 45 (17.6)