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Table 2 Stratified analysis of continuity of care indices by demographic features (N = 1,713).

From: The association between continuity of care in the community and health outcomes: a population-based study

   N UPC MMCI COC SECON
    Mean (Median) Mean (Median) Mean (Median) Mean (Median)
All patients   1,713 0.76 (0.81) 0.81 (0.86) 0.67 (0.68) 0.70 (0.75)
Sex Male 721 0.76 (0.83) 0.80 (0.86) 0.67 (0.71) 0.69 (0.75)
  Female 992 0.75 (0.80) 0.82 (0.86) 0.67 (0.67) 0.70 (0.75)
  p value   0.741 0.252 0.719 0.569
Age (years) 19-40 684 0.70 (0.71) 0.76 (0.80) 0.61 (0.55) 0.63 (0.67)
  41-60 500 0.77 (0.83) 0.82 (0.88) 0.68 (0.70) 0.71 (0.75)
  61-97 529 0.82 (0.89) 0.87 (0.91) 0.75 (0.80) 0.76 (0.81)
  p value   < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Region South 190 0.71 (0.73) 0.78 (0.80) 0.61 (0.55) 0.66 (0.67)
  Center 1,010 0.76 (0.83) 0.81 (0.87) 0.68 (0.70) 0.70 (0.75)
  North 513 0.77 (0.83) 0.82 (0.88) 0.69 (0.71) 0.71 (0.75)
  p value   0.024 0.138 0.010 0.161
Charlson's comorbidity index (without age) 0 883 0.73 (0.75) 0.79 (0.83) 0.65 (0.61) 0.67 (0.70)
  1 395 0.76 (0.83) 0.82 (0.88) 0.68 (0.72) 0.71 (0.77)
  2+ 415 0.80 (0.86) 0.86 (0.89) 0.72 (0.75) 0.74 (0.78)
  p value   < 0.001 < 0.001 0.001 0.001
Physician Salaried 1,345 0.75 (0.80) 0.81 (0.86) 0.67 (0.67) 0.69 (0.75)
  Self-employed 368 0.76 (0.86) 0.83 (0.90) 0.69 (0.75) 0.70 (0.80)
  p value   0.513 0.142 0.158 0.602