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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics

From: Can hospital accreditation enhance patient experience? Longitudinal evidence from a Hong Kong hospital patient experience survey

Category T1 (N = 896) T2 (N = 1093) T3 (N = 1094) p-value1
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sex     0.19
 Male 477 (53.24) 582 (53.25) 545 (49.82)  
 Female 419 (46.76) 511 (46.75) 549 (50.18)  
Age     0.50
 18–24 45 (5.02) 60 (5.49) 52 (4.75)  
 25–34 76 (8.48) 95 (8.69) 76 (6.95)  
 35–44 131 (14.62) 128 (11.71) 140 (12.80)  
 45–54 173 (19.31) 211 (19.30) 234 (21.39)  
 55–64 224 (25.00) 278 (25.43) 263 (24.04)  
 65–80 247 (27.57) 321 (29.37) 329 (30.07)  
 Median 56 56 56 0.78
Education Level     0.86
 Primary or below 283 (31.62) 349 (32.02) 333 (30.75)  
 Secondary 422 (47.15) 521 (47.80) 535 (49.4)  
 Tertiary 190 (21.23) 220 (20.18) 215 (19.85)  
Marital Status     0.86
 Never married 182 (20.31) 236 (21.71) 215 (19.93)  
 Married 602 (67.19) 721 (66.33) 726 (67.28)  
 Widowed/Separated 112 (12.50) 130 (11.96) 138 (12.79)  
Self-Perceived Health     0.00
 Good/Very good/ Excellent 283 (31.76) 334 (30.64) 439 (40.72)  
 Fair / poor 608 (68.24) 756 (69.36) 639 (59.28)  
Length of stay
 Median (Range) 4 (2–46) 4 (2–52) 4 (2–60) 0.05
Prior admission in last 12 months    0.00
 0 357 (39.84) 328 (30.01) 319 (29.16)  
 1 174 (19.42) 231 (21.13) 239 (21.85)  
 ≥ 2 365 (40.74) 534 (48.86) 536 (48.99)  
 Median (Range) 1 (0–139) 1 (0–156) 1 (0–157) 0.00
Number of comorbidities    0.00
 0 297 (33.15) 345 (31.56) 309 (28.24)  
 1 276 (30.80) 256 (23.42) 287 (26.23)  
 ≥ 2 323 (36.05) 492 (45.01) 498 (45.52)  
 Median (Range) 1 (0–11) 1 (0–14) 1 (0–13) 0.00
  1. 1Chi-square test was used to evaluate differences in groups by time point