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Table 1 Selected characteristics of the study population

From: The quality of preventive health care delivered to adults: results from a cross-sectional study in Southern Italy

Characteristic N (%) Mean (±SD)
Sex   
   Male 660 (45)  
   Female 807 (55)  
Age group, years   52.3 (±17.0)
   18-45 498 (33.9)  
   46-64 541 (36.9)  
   ≥ 65 428 (29.2)  
Education level   
   No formal education 305 (20.8)  
   Primary school 309 (21)  
   Secondary school 588 (40.1)  
   University degree 265 (18.1)  
Marital status   
   Married 988 (67.3)  
   Other 479 (32.7)  
Living condition   
   With family 1020 (69.5)  
   Other 447 (30.5)  
Additional persons in the household   
   None 138 (9.4)  
   1 384 (26.2)  
   >1 945 (64.4)  
Working activity   
   No 843 (57.5)  
   Yes 624 (42.5)  
Chronic diseases   
   No 579 (39.5)  
   Yes 888 (60.5)  
Hypertension   
   No 972 (66.3)  
   Yes 495 (33.7)  
Tobacco use in entire life   
   No 724 (49.3)  
   Yes 743 (50.7)  
Frequency of current smoking   
   Not at all 360 (48.4)  
   Some day 37 (5)  
   Every day 346 (46.6)  
Attempts to quit smoking in entire life among current smokers  
   No 184 (48)  
   Yes 199 (52)  
Attempts to quit smoking in the previous year among current smokers
   No 109 (54.8)  
   Yes 90 (45.2)  
Alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days   
   No 615 (41.9)  
   Yes 852 (58.1)  
Excessive alcohol use   
   No 1346 (91.7)  
   Yes 121 (8.3)  
Perceived health status  
   12-Physical Component Summary (PCS-12)   45.9 (±10.8)
   12-Mental Component Summary (MCS-12)   44.9 (±11.6)
PCP¹ accesses in the previous year   
   <12 782 (53.3)  
   ≥12 685 (46.7)  
PCP¹ medical visits in the previous year   
   None 528 (36)  
   <12 590 (40.2)  
   ≥12 349 (23.8)  
Specialist visits in community health services in the previous year
   None 890 (60.7)  
   ≥1 577 (39.3)  
Private specialist visits in the previous year
   None 778 (53)  
   ≥1 689 (47)  
Emergency accesses in the previous year
   None 1129 (77)  
   ≥1 338 (23)  
Hospital admissions in the previous year
   None 1279 (87.2)  
   ≥1 188 (12.8)  
  1. ¹ PCP = primary care physician