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Table 3 Socio economic characteristics of the sample stratified by perceived shared decision making

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

  Shared Decision Making?
No N (%) Yes N (%) Total P-value
Gender Male 38 (46.3) 44 (53.7) 82 0.027
Female 27 (30) 63 (70) 90
Age < 40 years old 4 (28.6) 10 (71.4) 14 0.047
Between 40 and 60 years old 7 (21.2) 26 (78.8) 33
>  60 years old 54 (43.5) 70 (56.5) 124
Marital Status Unmarried 7 (29.2) 17 (70.8) 24 0.641
Cohabitant 6 (54.5) 5 (45.4) 11
Married 35 (39.8) 53 (60.2) 88
Widow 15 (40.5) 22 (59.5) 37
Divorced 4 (30.8) 9 (69.2) 13
Educational Status None 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 8 0.731
Primary School 23 (45.1) 28 (54.9) 51
Middle School 19 (32.2) 30 (50.8) 59
High School 18 (32.1) 38 (67.9) 56
Graduation 4 (44.4) 5 (55.6) 9
Previous hospitalization for the same reason Yes 23 (41.8) 32 (58.2) 55 0.545
No 38 (36.9) 65 (63.1) 103
Hospitalization in the last 3 years for other reason Yes 25 (43.9) 32 (56.1) 57 0.303
No 40 (35.7) 72 (64.3) 112