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Table 1 Distribution of covariates among Roma and non-Roma

From: Differences between Roma and non-Roma in how social support from family and friends helps to overcome health care accessibility problems

  non-Roma Roma Total Roma vs. non-roma p-value*
  N = 403 (%) N = 452 (%) N = 855 (%)  
Gender        <.001a
Men 185 45.9 159 35.2 344 40.2  
Women 218 54.1 293 64.8 511 59.8  
Perceived health care accessibility (Total)        <.001a
Not difficult 299 78.5 225 50.9 524 63.7  
Difficult but manageable 73 19.2 143 32.4 216 26.2  
Not manageable without help 9 2.4 74 16.7 83 10.1  
Perceived health care accessibility in men        <.001a
Not difficult 140 79.1 86 55.5 226 68.1  
Difficult but manageable 31 17.5 40 25.8 71 21.4  
Not manageable without help 6 3.4 29 18.7 35 10.5  
Perceived health care accessibility in women        <.001a
Not difficult 159 77.9 139 48.4 298 60.7  
Difficult but manageable 42 20.6 103 35.9 145 29.5  
Not manageable without help 3 1.5 45 15.7 48 9.8  
Highest education        <.001a
Higher 300 76.3 10 2.3 310 37.1  
Apprenticeship 84 21.4 73 16.5 157 18.8  
Elementary 9 2.3 360 81,3 369 44.1  
Health care specific social support (HCSSS)        
Family 328 81.4 368 81.4 696 81.4 ns
Friends 144 35.7 121 26.8 265 31.0 <.01a
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)    
Social support (PSSS)        
Family 24.00 (5.12) 24.15 (5.71) N = 792 <.05b
Friends 22.90 (5.01) 20.77 (7.31) N = 785 <.01b
  1. *statistically significant differences between Roma and non-Roma.
  2. aChi-square tests.
  3. bMann–Whitney U test.
  4. ns – not significant.