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Table 2 Participant responses to the question: thinking about your last visit to a GP, how good was the doctor at explaining your health conditions and treatments in a way that you could understand?

From: How do colorectal cancer patients rate their GP: a mixed methods study

Factors Very good/Good Neither good nor bad/poor or very poor Doesn’t apply Totals  
n = 175 % n = 18 % n = 2 N = 195 % p
TDI
  < 120 days 73 92.4 5 6.3 1 79 40.5 0.919
  > 120 days 90 86.5 13 12.5 1 104 53.3  
 Unknown 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 12 6.2  
Age
  < 60 42 85.7 6 12.2 1 49 25.1 0.270
 60+ 133 91.1 12 8.2 1 146 74.9  
Gender
 Male 97 89.0 10 9.2 2 109 55.9 0.404
 Female 78 90.7 8 9.3 0 86 44.1  
Ethnicity
 non-Māori 148 89.7 16 9.7 1 165 84.6 0.883
 Māori 26 89.7 2 6.9 1 29 14.9  
 Unknown 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 1 0.5  
Comorbidity
 0–1 139 89.1 15 9.6 2 156 80.0 0.071
 2+ 36 92.3 3 7.7 0 39 20.0