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Table 1 Reasons for cancellation by payment category and demographic characteristics.

From: Effect of high up front charges on access to surgery for poor patients at a public hospital in New Mexico

Variable N Reason for cancellation Chi-square p-values
   Non-financial Unknown Financial Three Categories Two Categories1
Payment category       
   Insured 568 269 (47.4%) 246 (43.3%) 53 (9.3%) <0.0001 0.02
   Self-pay 99 34 (34.3%) 10 (10.1%) 55 (55.6%)   
Age       
   <18 96 42 (43.8%) 40 (41.7%) 14 (14.6%) 0.11 0.13
   18–39 202 79 (39.1%) 78 (38.6%) 45 (22.3%)   
   40–64 286 142 (49.6%) 107 (37.4%) 37 (12.9%)   
   ≥65 83 40 (48.2%) 31 (37.4%) 12 (14.5%)   
Gender       
   Male 345 164 (50.9%) 108 (33.5%) 50 (15.5%) 0.02 0.006
   Female 322 139 (40.3%) 148 (42.9%) 58 (16.8%)   
Race/ethnicity       
   Non-Hispanic white 198 102 (51.5%) 79 (39.9%) 17 (8.6%) 0.002 0.04
   Other race/ethnicity 468 201 (43.0%) 177 (37.8%) 90 (19.2%)   
  1. 1Non-financial reasons compared to the combination of unknown and financial reasons.