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Table 1 Characteristics of responding nursing homes

From: Needs and availability of medical specialists’ and allied health professionals’ visits in German nursing homes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home staff

CharacteristicProportion
Type of sponsorship (n = 469)a
 private39.2%
 non-profit52.7%
 local8.1%
Number of beds (n = 478)a mean (SD) [IQR]89.1 (47.5) [60–108]
  ≤ 5018.6%
 51–10051.0%
 101–15023.4%
 151–2005.0%
  > 2001.9%
Location of the nursing home (n = 461)a
 Rural ≤20,00051.6%
 Semiurban > 20,000- ≤100,00028.4%
 Urban > 100,00020%
Distance to nearest hospital with emergency department (n = 419)ain kilometres, mean (SD) [IQR]8.5 (7.8) [3–12]
  < 14.8%
 1–545.6%
 6–1021.2%
 11–1514.3%
 16–207.6%
 21–253.1%
  > 253.3%
Area (n = 465)
 North Germany 122.4%
 East Germany 215.1%
 West Germany335.9%
 South Germany426.7%
  1. aNumbers differ because of missing values
  2. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range.
  3. 1Includes Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  4. 2Includes Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
  5. 3Includes North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Saarland, Hesse
  6. 4Includes Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg