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Table 1 Sample characteristics and norm data characteristics

From: Representativeness of personality and involvement preferences in a web-based survey on healthcare decision-making

  Sample
(n = 6756)
Group a
US/UK/CA/AU/NZ
(n = 1512) (*)
Group b
DE/NL/CH/BE-FL
(n = 1136) (**)
Group c NO/SE/FI/DK
(n = 1313) (***)
Age (mean, SD) 59.1 (7.3) 56.5 (7.3) 56.7 (7.4) 56.1 (6.9)
P-value   < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Marital status
 Living together 5370 (79.5%) 1170(79.2%) 934 (83.6%) 1091 (85.0%)
 Single or partner, not living together 1386 (20.5%) 308 (20.8%) 183 (16.4%) 193 (15.1%)
 P-value   0.78 0.0014 < 0.0001
Affiliation with labor market
 Student/ … 11 (0.2%) 3 (0.2%) 0 5 (0.4%)
 Working/ … 4445 (65.8%) 1043 (69.4%) 677 (60.6%) 908 (71.8%)
 Unemployed/Retired 2300 (34.0%) 456 (31.4%) 440 (39.4%) 352 (27.9%)
P-value   0.023 0.0013 < 0.0001
  1. *) Missing: 34 (marital status), 10 (affiliation with labor market), **)Missing: 19 (marital status), 19 (affiliation with labor market), ***)Missing: 29 (marital status), 48 (affiliation with labor market)