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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Patients’ experiences of the use of point-of-care ultrasound in general practice – a cross-sectional study

Patient characteristics(N = 564) N (%)
Agea
  < 20 years 13 (2)
 20–39 years 164 (29)
 40–59 years 199 (35)
 60–79 years 157 (28)
  > 79 years 29 (5)
Gendera
 Male 186 (33)
 Female 376 (67)
Employment
 Currently working 308 (55)
 Unemployed 15 (3)
 Currently a student 44 (8)
 Retired 160 (28)
 Other 33 (6)
Level of education after primary school
 Short specialized trainingb 6 (1)
 Trade/technical/vocational trainingb 126 (22)
 Short education (corresponding to an Associate’s degree) 67 (12)
 Medium education (corresponding to a Bachelor’s degree) 159 ( 28)
 Longer education (corresponding to a Master’s degree) 61 (11)
 Other education 68 (12)
 Currently a student 25 ( 4)
 Do not know 39 (7)
Place of residence
 Capital Region of Denmark 145 (26)
 Region Zealand 25 (4)
 Region of Southern Denmark 190 (34)
 Central Denmark Region 99 (18)
 North Denmark Region 105 (19)
  1. POCUS Point-of-care ultrasonography
  2. aIn comparison missing patients had a mean age of 46 years and were 50% male
  3. b No high-school requirement