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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of patient sample (N=1,962)

From: A cross-sectional study of socio-demographic factors associated with patient access to primary care in Slovenia

Variables Number of patients
Sex male 793 (40.9%)
female* 1,146 (59.1%)
Age (in years) mean (sd) 48.7 (16.9)
Place of birth Slovenia* 1,716 (88.5%)
another country 222 (11.5%)
Mother’s place of birth Slovenia* 1,609 (82.7%)
another country 334 (17.2%)
Language proficiency fluent/native speaker* 1,791 (92.7%)
sufficiently 100 (5.2%)
moderately 34 (1.8%)
poorly 6 (0.3%)
not at all 2 (0.1%)
Educational attainment level primary or less 602 (31.2%)
upper secondary* 859 (44.5%)
post-secondary or higher 469 (24.3%)
Unemployed yes 128 (6.6%)
no* 1,807 (93.4%)
Student yes 126 (6.5%)
no* 1,809 (93.5%)
Retired yes 590 (30.5%)
no* 1,345 (69.5%)
Household income below average 628 (32.5%)
around average* 1,132 (58.5%)
above average 174 (9.0%)
Household with other adults yes* 1,540 (79.7%)
no 393 (20.3%)
Household with children yes 659 (34.0%)
no* 1,278 (66.0%)
Health status very good 246 (12.5%)
good* 807 (41.2%)
fair 666 (34.0%)
poor 242 (12.3%)
Longstanding condition yes 901 (46.0%)
no* 1,057 (54.0%)
Number of visits/consultations one 509 (26.7%)
two 549 (28.8%)
three to five* 607 (31.8%)
six or more 244 (12.8%)
  1. Notes: * prevailing category.