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Table 2 Mean scores of the four segments and total sample on socio-economic and socio-demographic variables. Between brackets are the corresponding 95%-confidence intervals of the corresponding mean values

From: Segmentation of health-care consumers: psychological determinants of subjective health and other person-related variables

Characteristics Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Segment 4 Total sample
Sizes of segments (31.8%) (17.4%) (18.9%) (31.9%)  
Urbanization 2.40 2.11 2.40 2.32 2.32
1 = low, 5 = high (2.31–2.48) (1.99–2.23) (2.28–2.51) (2.23–2.41) (2.27–2.37)
Gender 1.52 1.67 1.58 1.67 1.61
1 = male, 2 = female (1.48–1.55) (1.62–1.71) (1.53–1.62) (1.64–1.71) (1.59–1.63)
Age 43.96 51.23 44.99 48.01 46.71
in years (42.74–45.18) (49.62–52.85) (43.51–46.47) (46.91–49.11) (46.05–47.38)
Level of Education 4.50 4.12 4.02 3.77 4.11
1 = low, 7 = high (4.40–4.61) (3.98–4.26) (3.88–4.17) (3.67–3.88) (4.05–4.18)
Household size 2.44 2.43 2.42 2.32 2.40
Number of persons (2.35–2.52) (2.32–2.55) (2.31–2.53) (2.24–2.40) (2.35–2.44)
Social class 2.60 2.53 2.36 2.15 2.40
1 = low, 5 = high (2.52–2.67) (2.44–2.63) (2.26–2.46) (2.07–2.23) (2.36–2.44)
Home ownership 1.33 1.28 1.39 1.44 1.37
1 = yes, 2 = no (1.29–1.36) (1.24–1.32) (1.34–1.43) (1.41–1.48) (1.35–1.39)
Gross annual income 4.01 3.97 3.84 3.54 3.82
1 = low, 7 = high (3.87–4.15) (3.79–4.15) (3.65–4.03) (3.40–3.67) (3.74–3.90)
Religion 1.59 1.47 1.55 1.53 1.54
1 = yes, 2 = no (1.55–1.67) (1.42–1.52) (1.51–1.60) (1.49–1.57) (1.52–1.56)
Strength of belief 2.39 2.74 2.38 2.71 2.55
1 = low, 7 = high (2.24–2.53) (2.54–2.95) (2.20–2.56) (2.57–2.86) (2.47–2.63)
Interest in politics 2.34 2.41 2.43 2.42 2.40
1 = yes, 3 = no (2.30–2.39) (2.35–2.47) (2.37–2.49) (2.38–2.47) (2.37–2.42)
Rec. informal care 2.00 1.98 1.98 1.93 1.97
1 = yes, 2 = no (1.99–2.00) (1.97–2.00) (1.96–1.99) (1.91–1.95) (1.96–1.98)