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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health characteristics of the study population (N = 200)

From: Providing cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to patients: The patient’s perspective, a cross sectional study

Variable Result
Age in years (N = 118)
Mean ± SD 46.6 ± 17.1
Range 20–89
Gender
Male 90 (45.0)
Female 110 (55.0)
Family status
Single 55 (27.5)
Married 85 (42.5)
Divorced 31 (15.5)
Widowed 27 (13.5)
Separated 2 (1.0)
Number of children
Mean ± SD 2.4 ± 2.3
Range 0–12
Country of birth
Israel 79 (39.5)
Eastern Europe 58 (29.0)
Western Europe 34 (17/.0)
Other (North Africa, Asia, S. America) 29 (14.5)
Years of education
Mean ± SD 11.5 ± 3.5
Range 1–18
Present work status
Employed 126 (63.0)
Student 20 (10.0)
Unemployed 12 (6.0)
Retired 42 (21.0)
How would you rate your health condition?
Very good to excellent 94 (47.0)
Fair to good 79 (39.5)
Poor 27 (13.5)
Do you suffer from a chronic disease?
Yes 76 (38.0)
No 124 (62.0)