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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of participants’ sociodemographic, disease-specific and care-related characteristics

From: Self-reported health and life satisfaction in older emergency department patients: sociodemographic, disease-related and care-specific associated factors

Variable n (%)
Study
 EMAAge 322 (22.4)
 EMACROSS 472 (32.9)
 EMASPOT 641 (44.7)
Sex
 Male 730 (50.9)
 Female 705 (49.1)
Education level (CASMIN)a
 Primary level 432 (30.1)
 Secondary level 549 (38.3)
 Tertiary level 404 (28.2)
Employment statusb
 Employed 414 (28.9)
 Retired 833 (58.0)
 Not (regularly) employed 103 (7.2)
 Others 41 (2.9)
Migration backgroundc
 Yes 298 (20.8)
 No 1107 (77.1)
Number of close personsd
 None 58 (4.0)
 1 or 2 persons 438 (30.5)
 3 or more persons 899 (62.6)
Care dependencye
 Yes 260 (18.1)
 No 1149 (80.1)
GP visit1f
 Yes 1132 (78.9)
 No 268 (18.7)
ED visit1g
 Yes 428 (29.8)
 No 953 (66.4)
Hospital stay1h
 Yes 353 (24.6)
 No 1029 (71.7)
Case type2i
 Outpatient 454 (31.6)
 Inpatient 981 (68.4)
MTS level2j
 Urgent (MTS level 1 through 3) 998 (69.5)
 Non-urgent (MTS level 4 and 5) 330 (23.0)
Transportation to ED2k
 Walk-in 606 (42.2)
 Non-urgent medically accompanied transport3 121 (8.4)
 Emergency medical services 489 (34.1)
 EMS with emergency physician 142 (9.9)
  1. Note: SD Standard deviation, CASMIN Comparative Analysis of Social Mobility in Industrial Nations, GP General practitioner, ED Emergency department, MTS Manchester Triage System, EMS Emergency medical services; an = 50 missings; bn = 44 missings; cn = 30 missings; dn = 40 missings; en = 26 missings; fn = 35 missings; gn = 54 missings; hn = 53 missings; in = 60 missings; jn = 107 missings; kn = 77 missings; 1Question refers to use in the previous six months; 2Data extracted from patients’ electronic medical records; 3This transport form refers to the term “Krankentransport” in Germany, which describes the transportation of non-urgent, mostly chronically ill and mobility-impaired patients