Table 1

Background variables

Variable

Categories

Choose & Book (n = 47)

Partial Booking (n = 57)

TOTAL

Test comparing groups (excluding missing data)


Gender

Female

29

38

67

Fisher's exact p = 0.7

Male

18

19

37

Age

16–29

10

9

19

Mann-Whitney z = 1.5, p = 0.1

30–44

6

18

24

45–59

11

17

28

60–79

16

11

27

80+

4

2

6

Ethnic group

White British

30

41

71

Fisher's exact p = 0.6

South Asian

9

8

17

Other

3

7

10

missing

5

1

6

Specialty division

Ambulatory Care

10

29

39

Fisher's exact p = 0.008

Surgery

14

8

22

Women & Children

8

10

18

Medicine

11

6

17

missing

4

4

8

"How important to you is being given choice over where you go to receive hospital treatment?"

Very important

21

27

48

Mann-Whitney z = 0.8, p = 0.4

Important

12

17

29

Slightly important

3

4

7

Not important at all

0

4

4

missing

11

5

16


Green et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:36   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-36

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