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Table 1 Distribution of the urban and rural population according to their socio-demographic characteristics and the selected health care use variables

From: Do place of residence and ethnicity affect health services utilization? evidence from greece

  GENERAL POPULATION URBAN RURAL
  (n = 1372) (n = 906) (n = 466)
Gender n (%) n (%) N (%)
Male 660 (48.1) 441 (48.6) 219 (47.0)
Female 712 (51.9) 465 (51.3) 247 (53.0)
Age    
18-34 431 (31.4) 290 (32.0) 141 (30.3)
35-44 378 (27.6) 240 (26.5) 136 (29.2)
45-54 256 (18.7) 163 (18.0) 93 (20.0)
55-64 152 (11.1) 106 (11.7) 46 (9.8)
65-75+ 155 (11.3) 106 (11.7) 49 (10.5)
Residence    
Rural 466 (34.0)   
Urban 906 (66.0)   
Income    
Low 398 (29.0) 252 (27.8) 146 (31.3)
Medium 692 (50.4) 460 (50.7) 232 (49.7)
High 282 (20.6) 194 (21.4) 88 (18.8)
Education    
Primary 355 (25.9) 230 (25.3) 125 (26.8)
Superior 819 (59.7) 550 (60.7) 269 (57.7)
University 198 (14.4) 126 (13.9) 72 (15.4)
Occupation    
manual 805 (58.7) 469 (51.7) 336 (72.1)
Non manual 567 (41.3) 437 (48.2) 130 (27.9)
Ethnicity    
Greeks 1042 (75.9) 649 (71.6) 393 (84.3)
Albanians 330 (24.1) 257 (28.3) 73 (15.6)
Physician of Insurance Funds*    
Yes 297 (21.6) 192 (21.2) 105 (22.5)
No 1075 (78.4) 714 (78.8) 361 (77.5)
Private Practitioner    
Yes 222 (16.2) 145 (16.0) 77 (16.5)
No 1150 (83.8) 761 (84.9) 389 (83.5)
Emergency Departments    
Yes 375 (27.3) 264 (29.1) 110 (23.6)
No 998 (72.7) 778 (85.9) 356 (76.4)
Hospitals    
Yes 187 (13.3) 128 (14.1) 58 (12.4)
No 1186 (86.4) 642 (70.9) 408 (87.6)
  1. PCS = Physical Component Score. MCS = Mental Component Score
  2. * In rural and semi-urban areas public primary care is provided by health centres.