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Table 1 General Characteristics of the participants

From: Patient factors that affect trust in physicians: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics N Mean p-value
Total 1000 3.30  
Sex
 Male 520 3.32 0.12
 Female 480 3.27
Age group (years)
 20–29 227 3.31 0.21
 30–39 241 3.21  
 40–49 276 3.32
  ≥ 50 256 3.34
Region
 The Seoul Capital area 522 3.29 0.51
 Metropolitan areas 199 3.34  
 Provinces 279 3.27
Medical insurance
 Self-employed insured 358 3.29 0.99
 Employee insured 566 3.30  
 Medical-aid beneficiary 76 3.30
Home ownership
 Privately owned 630 3.32 0.25
 Lease 204 3.26  
 Monthly rent 140 3.20
 Provided for free 26 3.31
Education level
 High school diploma or less 178 3.30 0.96
 Some college/ bachelor’s degree 730 3.29  
 Graduate/ professional degree 92 3.31
Monthly household income
 <$1900 132 3.16 0.01
 $1900 to ≤ $3800 385 3.27  
  ≥ $3800 483 3.35
Smoking
 Never smoker 504 3.32 0.22
 Daily smoker 217 3.22  
 Intermittent smoker 90 3.26
 Former smoker 189 3.34
Alcohol drinking frequency
 None 155 3.32 0.89
 Once or less a week 606 3.29  
 Two times or more a week 239 3.30
Exercise frequency
 None 213 3.21 0.11
 Once to twice a week 366 3.33  
 Three to seven times a week 421 3.31
Degree of stress
 Little or none 369 3.43 < 0.001
 Moderate 515 3.27  
 Extreme 116 3.00
Self-rated health status
 Very good/ good 490 3.43 < 0.001
 Normal 372 3.22  
 Poor/ very poor 138 3.01
Hospitalization in the past 12 months
 Yes 158 3.35 0.29
 No 842 3.28  
Outpatient visit in the past 2 weeks    
 Yes 363 3.31 0.49
 No 637 3.28  
Being unable to use hospitals/ clinics when necessary in the past 12 months    
 Yes 270 3.24 0.17
 No 730 3.31  
Attitudes toward the current health system
 Positive 396 3.49 < 0.001
 Negative 543 3.23  
 Very negative 61 2.56
  1. The t-test and analysis of variance were used