Table 1

General characteristics of patients in the study sample by hospital•

Item

Al Assad University Hospital (100)

No (%)

Maternity University Hospital (125)

No (%)

Al Mouassat University Hospital (175)

No (%)

All patients (400)

No (%)


Sex*


Male

61 (61)

-

75 (42.9)

136 (34)


Female

39 (39)

125 (100)

100 (57.1)

264 (66)


Marital Status *


Single

14 (14.1)

5 (4.1)

43 (24.7)

62 (15.7)


Married

75 (75.8)

115 (93.5)

117 (67.2)

307 (77.5)


Divorced/Widow

10 (10.1)

3 (2.4)

14 (8)

27 (6.8)


Educational Level *


Illiterate/reads & Writes

31 (31.3)

29 (24)

62 (35.6)

122 (31)


Primary/Preparatory

36 (36.4)

78 (64.5)

100 (57.5)

214 (54.3)


Secondary/University

32 (32.3)

14 (11.6)

12 (6.9)

58 (14.7)


Age


Mean (SD)

49.6 (15.5)

31.9 (11.7)

40.7 (14.3)

40.2 (15.4)


Number of family members


Mean (SD)

5.4 (2.4)

5.9 (4.2)

7.4 (4.4)

6.4 (4)


Average monthly income (SYP)


Median

20000

13700

15000

15000


* P < 0.001

•Total might be less than 400 due to missing values

Sayed-Hassan et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-13

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