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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in analysis across the treatment arms (n = 222)

From: Limits of the social-benefit motive among high-risk patients: a field experiment on influenza vaccination behaviour

 Social-benefitSelf-benefitp-value*
Age, median years (mean ± SD)59 (57 ± 17)60 (56 ± 18)0.68
Gender
 Female47 (44)59 (56)0.33
 Male59 (51)57 (49)
Diagnosis at admission
 Infectious disease32 (41)47 (59)0.11
 Other diagnosis74 (52)69 (48)
Ward
 Infectious Diseases22 (42)31 (58)0.57
 Internal Medicine46 (53)41 (47)
 Neurology31 (48)34 (52)
 Other7 (41)10 (59)
Education
 Less than high school degree81 (47)93 (53)0.50
 High school degree or above25 (52)23 (48)
Objective risk group (medical assessment)
 High77 (48)82 (52)0.75
 Low29 (46)34 (54)
Subjective risk group (patient perception)
 High26 (51)25 (49)0.60
 Low80 (47)91 (53)
  1. Note. Number of persons (%), unless otherwise indicated. * t-test for age, χ2 otherwise
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