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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Why do patients want to have their blood tested? A qualitative study of patient expectations in general practice

n = 224 No blood tests wanted n = 167 (74%) Blood tests wanted n = 57 (26%)
Age (mean (SD)) 45 (16.8) 47 (16.6)
Sex n % n %
Male 66 41 20 35
Female 94 59 37 65
Country of birth n % n %
Netherlands 139 86 46 81
Other western countries 4 2 6 11
Other countries 13 8 3 5
Unknown 5 3 2 4
Highest level of education n % n %
Low 27 17 7 12
Middle 102 63 37 65
High 31 19 12 21
Other/unknown 1 1 1 2
Practice setting n % n %
Urban 137 85 51 90
Rural 24 15 6 11