Table 1

Patient characteristics
Group N gender age education1
male <45 45-65 >65 low medium high
Benign breast abnormality 212 0,0 % 32,1 % 56,1 % 11,8 % 29,2 % 37,3 % 33,5 %
Malignant breast abnormality 313 0,0 % 11,2 % 54,3 % 34,5 % 37,7 % 39,9 % 22,4 %
Rheumatoid arthritis 349 26,6 % 9,7 % 47,0 % 43,3 % 48,4 % 35,0 % 16,6 %
Spinal disc herniation 145 53,1 % 25,5 % 49,7 % 24,8 % 33,8 % 37,9 % 28,3 %

1 Any education up to lower secondary education was coded as ‘low’, upper secondary education was coded as ‘medium’ and both post secondary non-tertiary education and tertiary education were coded as ‘high’.

Rademakers et al.

Rademakers et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:261   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-261

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