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Table 2 Comparison of purchase quantity of devices in different stages/regions

From: Purchase and use of home healthcare devices for the elderly: a pilot study in Shanghai, China

Rangen (%)Mean number (SD)Percentage with purchase quantity of devices
0123≥4
All244 (100%)1.20 (1.128)31.1%36.5%18.9%8.2%5.3%
2015*52 (21.3%)1.37 (1.358)30.8%36.5%11.5%7.7%13.5%
2018*192 (78.7%)1.16 (1.057)31.3%36.5%20.8%8.3%3.1%
CC162 (100%)1.25 (1.176)29.1%39.5%16.0%8.0%7.4%
201552 (32.1%)1.37 (1.358)30.8%36.5%11.5%7.7%13.5%
2018CC110 (67.9%)1.20 (1.082)28.2%40.9%18.2%8.2%4.5%
2018192 (100%)1.16 (1.057)31.3%36.5%20.8%8.3%3.1%
CC110 (57.3%)1.20 (1.082)28.2%40.9%18.2%8.2%4.5%
S82 (42.7%)1.10 (1.026)35.4%30.5%24.4%8.5%1.2%
  1. CC Central city, S Suburb
  2. *, †, ‡ The paired t-test showed no significant differences (p > 0.05) between the two groups
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