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Table 2 Background variables of patients

From: Challenges to patient centredness – a comparison of patient and doctor experiences from primary care

  Females (%) Males (%) All
n = 143 (64.7) n = 78 (35.3) n = 221
Age
 0–32 36 (25.4) 16 (21.3) 52 (23.9)
 33–49 35 (24.6) 19 (25.3) 54 (24.9)
 50–67 33 (23.2) 22 (29.3) 55 (25.3)
 68–99 38 (26.8) 18 (24.0) 56 (25.8)
Origin
 Sweden 92 (65.7) 49 (64.5) 141 (65.3)
 Europe 17 (12.1) 8 (10.5) 25 (11.6)
 Outside Europe 31 (22.1) 19 (25.0) 50 (23.1)
Education
 Primary school 29 (21.6) 8 (12.8) 37 (18.9)
 Secondary school/ Gymnasium 12 (9.0) 7 (11.3) 19 (9.7)
 Professional school 49 (36.6) 19 (30.6) 68 (34.7)
 University 44 (32.8) 28 (45.2) 72 (36.7)
Reason for encounter
 Somatic reason 100 (75.8) 61 (84.7) 161 (78.9)
 Mental reason 3 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.5)
 Certifications/ administrative 11 (8.3) 2 (2.8) 13 (6.4)
 Mixed 15 (11.4) 5 (6.9) 20 (9.8)
 Unspecific reason 3 (2.3) 4 (5.6) 7 (3.4)
No of reasons for Encounter
 One 102 (77.3) 57 (79.2) 159 (77.9)
 Two – six 30 (22.7) 15 (20.8) 45 (22.1)
  1. The results are presented as numbers and percent (in brackets) of the participating patients. Responses about reason for visit from unmatched patient- and matched patient/doctor questionnaires only. The answers of the two patients that did not state their gender are not included in this table. Internal number of drop-outs varied between 2 and 27