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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population (unmatched comparison of elderly vs. non-elderly group)

From: Correlates of patient satisfaction with physician visit: Differences between elderly and non-elderly survey respondents

Parameter
Total sample
(N = 1014)
Mean (SD)
Non-elderly Respondents
(N = 507)
Mean (SD)
Elderly Respondents
(N = 507)
Mean (SD)
Physician Satisfaction Score [0–100] §§§ 78.22 (32.75) 73.73 (35.27) 82.72 (29.38)
Age group (%)    
   18 – 24 10.55% 21.10% -
   25 – 34 10.55% 21.10% -
   35 – 44 22.68% 45.36% -
   45 – 64 6.21% 12.43% -
   65 + 50.00% - 100%
Male Gender (%) 45.17% 45.17% 45.17%
First visit to office (%) 17.26% 15.38% 19.13%
Routine exam or check-up 33.23% 31.56% 34.91%
Wait Time 23.21(19.05) 23.73 (18.92) 22.69 (19.19)
   Less than 15 min 40.73% 37.87% 43.59%
   15 to 30 min 38.95% 41.42% 36.49%
   30 to 60 min 12.82% 13.21% 12.43%
   60 min + 7.50% 7.50% 7.50%
Visit Time 12.18 (4.24) 12.15 (4.23) 12.21 (4.26)
   Less than 5 min 7.69% 7.50% 7.89%
   5 to 10 min 24.75% 25.44% 24.06%
   10 min + 67.55% 67.06% 68.05%
  1. Note: paired t-tests comparing means in the elderly vs. non-elderly were performed §§§ p-value < .001.