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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: The impact that family members’ health care experiences have on patients’ trust in physicians

  Total
N = 661
Age, in years 62.7 (10.1)
Women, N(%) 175 [26.5 %]
Education, N(%)   
Junior high school 19 [2.9 %]
High school 209 [31.6 %]
Junior college 65 [9.8 %]
University 325 [49.2 %]
Graduate school 30 [4.5 %]
Not answered 13 [2.0 %]
Total household income, N(%)   
< 1,000,000 yen 40 [6.1 %]
1,000,000 – < 3,000 000 yen 157 [23.8 %]
3,000,000 – < 5,000,000 yen 203 [30.7 %]
5,000,000 – < 10,000,000 yen 205 [31.0 %]
10,000,000 or more yen 56 [8.5 %]
Region, N(%)   
Hokkaido 35 [5.3 %]
Tohoku 34 [5.1 %]
Chubu 98 [14.8 %]
Kanto 273 [41.3 %]
Kansai 132 [20.0 %]
Chugoku 29 [4.4 %]
Shikoku 19 [2.9 %]
Kyushu-Okinawa 41 [6.2 %]
Reported disease, N(%)   
Cardiac disease, arrhythmia 37 [5.6 %]
Cardiac disease, angina pectoris or myocardial infarction 119 [18.0 %]
Cardiac disease, heart failure 15 [2.3 %]
Diabetes 191 [28.9 %]
Connective tissue disease 17 [2.6 %]
Cancer 255 [38.6 %]
Depression 127 [19.2 %]
The most troublesome disease, N(%)   
Cardiac disease, arrhythmia 17 [2.6 %]
Cardiac disease, angina pectoris or myocardial infarction 89 [13.5 %]
Cardiac disease, heart failure 8 [1.2 %]
Diabetes 175 [26.5 %]
Connective tissue disease 13 [2.0 %]
Cancer 242 [36.6 %]
Depression 117 [17.7 %]
Duration with patients’ physician, N(%)   
< 1 year 60 [9.1 %]
1 – <3 years 212 [32.1 %]
≥ 3 years 389 [58.9 %]
  1. Continuous variables summarized as mean and standard deviation (in parentheses)
  2. Categorical variables summarized as frequency and proportion (in square brackets)