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Table 1 Characteristics and satisfaction of the respondents in the HeSSup 2012 questionnaire

From: Continuity of care is associated with satisfaction with local health care services

Characteristics Satisfied  
Yes No All Difference
n % n % n % points p-value
DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS
 Gender
  female 6149 61.0 3924 39.0 10,073   
  male 3657 63.3 2121 36.7 5778 2.2 0.005
 Age
   ≤ 64 years 7545 59.8 5071 40.2 12,616   
   ≥ 65 years 2261 69.9 974 30.1 3235 10.1 < 0.001
 Native language
  Finnish 8736 61.6 5443 38.4 14,179   
  Swedish 1070 64.0 602 36.0 1672 2.4 0.058
 Relationship
  No 2518 58.8 1762 41.2 4280   
  Yes 7255 63.0 4258 37.0 11,513 4.2 < 0.001
 Education
  higher 3475 59.9 2326 40.1 5801   
  lower 6265 62.9 3695 37.1 9960 3.0 < 0.001
HEALTH STATUS
 Health status
  good 9285 62.0 5687 38.0 14,972   
  poor 465 58.7 327 41.3 792 3.3 0.062
 Reported chronic diseases
  No 3375 59.7 2283 40.3 5658   
  Yes 6431 63.1 3762 36.9 10,193 3.4 < 0.001
 Obesity
  BMI < 25 kg/m2 4605 61.4 2892 38.6 7497   
  BMI ≥25 kg/m2 5078 62.3 3074 37.7 8152 0.9 0.265
 Functional limitations
  NYHA 0–1 8918 61.8 5513 38.2 14,431   
  NYHA 2–4 835 62.2 507 37.8 1342 0.4 0.097
 Depressive mood
  BDI < 19 9328 62.6 5568 37.4 14,896   
  BDI ≥19 376 47.2 420 52.8 796 15.4 < 0.001
REGIONAL SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS
 Assigned and named GP
  No 4743 55.6 3782 44.4 8525   
  Yes 4912 70.2 2086 29.8 6998 14.6 < 0.001
 Opportunity to contact occupational health
  No 3957 62.3 2392 37.7 6349   
  Yes 5537 61.0 3535 39.0 9072 1.3 0.105
 Proactivity in contacting the same doctor
  No 3509 56.7 2676 43.3 6185   
  Yes 6208 65.2 3307 34.8 9515 8.5 < 0.001