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Table 1 Socio-demographical and medical characteristics by combined SES score

From: Is socioeconomic status associated with utilization of health care services in a single-payer universal health care system?

Subjects characteristics Low SES score1N = 33,664 Medium SES score1N = 36,942 High SES score1N = 28,369
Age by 2002, years    
Mean ± SD 44.99 ± 17.21 49.36 ± 17.91 51.23 ± 18.42
Median 42.00 48.00 50.00
Male gender 46.9% 46.6% 45.7%
Born in Israel 67.0% 49.5% 54.5%
USA, Europe 3.5% 11.1% 18.3%
Former Soviet Union 12.5% 16.9% 9.7%
Africa, Asia 14.7% 19.4% 15.4%
South America 0.5% 1.5% 1.7%
Ethiopia 1.9% 1.6% 0.3%
Immigrated after 1989 11.6% 14.3% 6.8%
Charlson score with age    
Mean ± SD 1.02 ± 1.68 1.37 ± 1.91 1.54 ± 2.00
Median 0.00 1.00 1.00
Charlson score without age    
Mean ± SD (n) 0.30 ± 0.85 0.40 ± 1.00 0.42 ± 1.02
Median 0.00 0.00 0.00
Covered by complimentary insurance 42.4% 57.8% 69.6%
SES index2    
Mean ± SD (n) -0.84 ± 0.22 -0.00 ± 0.22 1.10 ± 0.48
Median -0.90 0.00 0.99
  1. 1The SES index was grouped into 3 groups, low, medium and high corresponding to SES index percentiles <33.3%, 33.3-67.7%, and >67.7%.
  2. 2This factor is missing for 20.7% of the study population.
  3. Due to the large sample all differences were found to be statistically significant.