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Table 1 Description of study variables

From: Once is rarely enough: can social prescribing facilitate adherence to non-clinical community and voluntary sector health services? Empirical evidence from Germany

Variable Description
Number of return visits Number of times a patient visited the health advice and navigation service within 3 months after the initial visit
Count variable
Social prescription Binary variable
0 = Patient self-refers to the service
1 = Patient is referred to the service by a doctor
Gender Binary variable
0 = Female
1 = Male
Age Age in years (continuous variable)
Distance Geographical distance in km from the patient’s residence to the service (continuous variable)
Visit due to overweight Binary variable
0 = Reason for visiting the service was not overweight or obesity
1 = Reason for visiting the service was overweight or obesity
Visit due to psychological concern 0 = Reason for visiting the service was not a psychological concern
1 = Reason for visiting the service was a psychological concern