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Table 3 Descriptive Information for Independent Variables

From: The influence of gender and other patient characteristics on health care-seeking behaviour: a QUALICOPC study

  Total Women Men  
Independent Variable M SD M SD M SD Range
Age 53.33 16.50 51.48 16.80 56.97 15.23 19–100
Illness prevention 3.69 0.75 3.72 0.75 3.64 0.75 1–5a
Health maintenance 3.45 0.95 3.42 0.97 3.50 0.92 1–5a
Trust in physicians 3.62 0.51 3.61 0.52 3.64 0.51 1–4a
Chronic conditions 0.56 0.50 0.53 0.50 0.62 0.49 0 or 1b
  1. a Higher values indicate greater levels of the independent variable
  2. b 0 = no; 1 = yes