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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of aggregate variables

From: Small is beautiful? Explaining resident satisfaction in Swedish nursing home care

Dependent variable
 Aggregate resident satisfaction0.01*1.00*0.051.344
Processual variables
 Participation in resident councils0.00*1.00*0.481.630
 Individualized action plans0.00*1.00*0.481.000
 Meal-related routines and plans0.00*1.00*−0.171.6053
 Patient safety routines0.00*1.00*−0.351.980
 Care coordination routines0.00*1.00*−0.052.070
 Medication review routines0.00*1.00*0.092.180
 Availability of exercise and activities0.00*1.00*0.081.820
Structural variables
 Private ownership of nursing home0.190.390.000.001
 Size of nursing home43.5722.7039.0025.006
 Nurses per resident0.
 Staff per resident0.
 Staff with adequate education83.7114.1286.8618.5440
 Has general care facilities0.790.411.000.000
 Has dementia care facilities0.590.491.001.000
 Has assisted living facilities0.
Resident Health Controls
 Aggregate self-rated health0.01*1.00*−0.041.3112
Municipal controls (Weighted by # of nursing homes in Municipality)
 Population 65+ in Nursing Home (%)4.210.884.210.9919
 Population 65+ (%)21.224.1921.206.330
 Population per square kilometer472.41164.760.61160
 Average annual cost per resident (SEK)838,285161,812822,686117,26719
 Average age of residents in nursing homes83.491.8283.602.300
 Political control (left = −1, mixed = 0, right = 1)−0.120.800.002.000
Average annual per capita taxable income (SEK)188,23224,921183,26923,6910
  1. *These variables are mean centered and normalized. The reader may draw conclusions regarding the distribution of the normalized variables by examining the median to determine skew, and IQR to assess for kurtosis (a standard normal distribution has an IQR of 1.35)