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Table 2 Summary statistics

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

N = 1734 With social prescription (N = 622) Self-referral (N = 1112) Difference
Variable Mean SD Min Max Mean SD Min Max  
Male (in %) 0.30 0.46 0 1 0.30 0.46 0 1 0
Age (in years) 57.06 14.78 18 98 57.21 16.06 18 96 0.15
Distance (in km) 3.33 3.50 0.03 23.89 3.37 3.43 0.17 23.57 0.04
Visit due to overweight (in %) 0.48 0.50 0 1 0.33 0.47 0 1 0.15***
Visit due to psychological concern (in %) 0.05 0.22 0 1 0.05 0.22 0 1 0
  1. This table presents the summary statistics, grouped by patients with social prescription (left part) and without social prescription, i.e. who self-referred to the service (right part). Two-sample t-tests for continuous variables and chi2-tests for binary variables were used to compare the two groups
  2. All the p-values have been replaced by stars and categorised as follows. ***: p < 0.01; **: p < 0.05; *: p < 0.10