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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of patients for the study period

From: Did past economic prosperity affect the health related quality of life predictors? A longitudinal study on a representative sample of Slovenian family medicine patients

  N (%)
  0 months 6 months 24 months
Gender Male 215 (35.8%) 215 (35.8%) 215 (35.8%)
Female 386 (64.2%) 386 (64.2%) 386 (64.2%)
Nationality Slovenian 548 (91.2%) 544 (90.5%) 592 (98.5%)
Other 53 (8.8%) 57 (9.5%) 9 (1.5%)
Religiosity Yes 374 (62.2%) 389 (64.7%) 408 (67.9%)
No 227 (38.8%) 212 (35.3%) 193 (32.1%)
Employment status Employed 332 (53.6%) 363 (60.4%) 357 (59.4%)
Unemployed, student 60 (10.0%) 62 (10.3%) 49 (8.2%)
Retired 216 (35.9%) 175 (29.1%) 195 (32.4%)
Educational level Up to elementary school 132 (22.0%) 122 (20.3%) 117 (19.5%)
High school 367 (61.1%) 375 (62.4%) 369 (61.4%)
College and higher 102 (17.0%) 104 (17.3%) 112 (18.6%)
Self-rated financial status Major financial problems 15 (2.5%) 10 (1.7%) 12 (2.0%)
Minor financial problems 77 (12.8%) 76 (12.6%) 71 (11.8%)
Comfortable living 473 (78.7%) 480 (79.9%) 474 (78.9%)
Very comfortable living 36 (6.0%) 35 (5.8%) 44 (7.3%)
Marital status Married or living with partner 423 (70.4%) 422 (70.2%) 416 (69.2%)
Single 175 (29.1%) 176 (29.3%) 181 (30.1%)