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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Experiences of adult patients using primary care services in Poland – a cross-sectional study in QUALICOPC study framework

Item % National statistics*
Gender
 Women 60.6 52.4
Born in Poland
 Participant 98.7 99.9
 Participant’s mother 97.8 N/A
Occupation/employment status   
 Employed 38.9 34.1
 Self-employed or family business 8.6 6.9
 Student 6.9 5.8
 Jobseeker/ unemployed 8.1 12.3
 Unable to work due to illness or disability 5.3 5.3
 Retired 27.4 18.0
 Mainly homemaker (incl. Caring for children) 8.9 5.3
Education
 No qualifications/primary/vocational 32 29.2
 Secondary 43.3 43.5
 Higher 24.7 27.4
Skills in the Polish language
 Fluent/native speaker 96.5 96.2
 Sufficient 2.8 2.0
 Moderate/poor/not at all 0.7 0.5
Declared household income   
 Below average 39.9 N/A
 Around average 48.5 N/A
 Above average 11.6 N/A
Self-evaluated health status
 Very good 11.3 18.9
 Good 41.4 36.6
 Fair 29.8 31.5
 Poor 17.5 13.0
 Chronic disease/condition 51.8 57.2
  1. *Data derived from national statistics of Central Statistical Office: Demographic database, Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Poland 2013, Healthcare in Households 2013; Employment in national economy in 2012 (www.stat.gov.pl)