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Table 2 Socio economic characteristics of the sample stratified by the rating of the information received

From: Could shared decision making affect staying in hospital? A cross-sectional pilot study

  How would you rate the information you received about your health status? P-value
Poor N (%) Fair N (%) Good N (%) Excellent N (%) Total
Gender Male 5 (6.2) 11 (13.6) 40 (49.4) 25 (30.8) 81 0.610
Female 2 (2.2) 14 (15.6) 44 (48.9) 30 (33.3) 90
Age < 40 years old 0 (0) 2 (14.3) 8 (57.1) 4 (28.6) 14 0.831
Between 40 and 60 years old 1 (3) 3 (9.1) 15 (45.5) 14 (42.4) 33
>  60 years old 5 (4.1) 20 (16.3) 59 (47.9) 39 (31.7) 123
Marital Status Unmarried 2 (8.3) 3 (12.5) 13 (54.2) 6 (25) 24 0.413
Cohabitant 0 (0) 1 (9) 5 (45.5) 5 (45.5) 11
Married 4 (4.5) 14 (15.9) 43 (48.9) 28 (30.7) 88
Widow 2 (5.4) 6 (16.2) 20 (54.1) 9 (24.3) 37
Divorced 0 (0) 1 (7.7) 3 (23.1) 9 (69.2) 13
Educational Status None 0 (0) 1 (12.5) 3 (37.5) 4 (50) 8 0.327
Primary School 3 (5.9) 11 (21.6) 24 (47) 13 (25.5) 51
Middle School 4 (8.3) 6 (12.5) 20 (41.7) 18 (37.5) 48
High School 0 (0) 5 (8.9) 33 (58.9) 18 (32.2) 56
Graduation 0 (0) 2 (22.2) 3 (33.3) 4 (44.5) 9
Previous hospitalization for the same reason Yes 3 (5.5) 12 (21.8) 19 (34.5) 21 (38.2) 55 0.026
No 4 (3.9) 9 (8.7) 59 (57.3) 31 (30.1) 103
Hospitalization in the last 3 years for other reason Yes 1 (1.8) 9 (15.8) 29 (50.9) 18 (31.5) 57 0.659
No 6 (5.4) 14 (12.5) 54 (48.2) 38 (33.9) 112