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Table 2 Background characteristics of the patients and the GPs per patient group

From: To what degree do patients actively choose their healthcare provider at the point of referral by their GP? A video observation study

 Total
(N = 117)
No/little input
(N = 51)
Some input
(N = 29)
A lot of input
(N = 37)
GP (N = 28)
Age in years (M (SD))47.7 (10.1)47.8 (10.9)48.6 (12.6)46.0 (9.3)
Gender (n(%))
 Male12 (42.9)9 (40.9)8 (57.1)6 (30.0)
 Female16 (57.1)13 (59.1)6 (42.9)14 (70.0)
Patient
 Age in years (M (SD))152.1 (16.9)51.8 (17.3)151.1 (14.9)53.2 (18.1)
Gender (n(%))
 Male49 (41.9)19 (37.3)12 (41.4)18 (48.7)
 Female68 (58.1)32 (62.8)17 (58.6)19 (51.4)
Educational level (n(%))
 None4 (3.4)0 (0.0)3 (10.3)1 (2.7)
 Low27 (6.0)4 (7.8)2 (6.9)1 (2.7)
 Medium365 (55.6)29 (56.9)13 (44.8)23 (62.2)
 High439 (33.3)17 (33.3)11 (37.9)11 (29.7)
 Missing2 (1.7)1 (2.0)0 (0.0)1 (2.7)
Reason for referral (n(%))
 Diagnosis67 (100.0)32 (47.8)22 (32.8)13 (19.4)
 Treatment65 (100.0)28 (43.1)11 (16.9)26 (40.0)
 Second opinion1 (100.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (100.0)
  1. 1The age was missing for 1 patient; 2Low = primary school; 3Medium = secondary school or intermediate vocational training; 4High = high vocational education
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