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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects included in the study.

From: Differences between willingness to pay and willingness to accept for visits by a family physician: A contingent valuation study

  Mean (CI 95%) Median
(IQ range)
Percentages over total
Age 57.3 (56.0-58.7) 57.0 (45.0-70.0)  
Sex (male/female)    36.6%/63.4%
Nationality (Spanish/other)    89.6%/10.4%
Other insurance (yes/no)    23.5%/76.5%
Any illness (yes/no)    71.2%/28.8%
VAS - EuroQol-5D 64.4 (62.5-66.4) 50.0 (60.0-80.0)  
N° visits to the physician/year 15.3 (14.3-16.4) 13 (7-20)  
Hospital admissions (yes/no)    20.0%/80.0%
Time in making appointment    
Same day    26.6%
One day    33.0%
Two days    19.1%
Three days    5.1%
More than three days    16.2%
Waiting time at visit    
Less than 15 minutes    70.5%
Between 16 and 30 minutes    23.1%
Between 31 and 60 minutes    5.5%
More than one hour    0.9%
Relation with family physician
(1 worst, 5 best possible)
4.4 (4,3-4.5) 4.8 (4,0-5,0)  
N° of risky behaviours 0.5 (0.4-0.6) 0.0 (0.0-1.0)  
Education level    
Illiterate    0.9%
No education    20.4%
Primary education    37.9%
Secondary education    25.5%
Superior education    15.3%
Social class    
Group I: Managers, directors    12.9%
Group II: Intermediate positions    16.0%
Group III: Skilled non-manual worker    13.5%
Group IV: Skilled (or partially skilled) manual worker    43.5%
Group V: Unskilled manual worker    14.3%
Adjusted family income (€) 1288.8
(1200.0-1377.6)
966.6
(682.1-1591.5)
 
  1. CI 95%: Confidence interval 95%;
  2. IQ range: interquartíle range (percentile 25-percentile 75)
  3. VAS-EuroQol-5D. Visual analog scale of EuroQol-5D questionnaire