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Table 1 Sample characteristics and language concordance, n(%)*

From: Transitions from hospital to community care: the role of patient–provider language concordance

  Total Hebrew Russian Arabic P value**
92 (100%) 31 (33.7%) 31 (33.7%) 30 (32.6%)
Age (Mean, SD) 59.3 (15.9) 59 (14.8) 67.2 (10.9) 51.4 (17.8) <0.05†, <0.001†
Gender (female) 43 (46.7) 12 (38.7) 20 (64.5) 11 (36.7) <0.05‡
Education (High-School or less) 50 (54.3) 21. (67.7) 3 (9.7) 26 (86.7) <0.001‡
Economic status      
Poor and Very Poor 33 (35.9) 11 (35.5) 8 (25.8) 14 (46.7) >0.05
Like others 42 (45.7) 13 (41.9) 18 (58.1) 11 (36.7)  
Good and very good 17 (18.5) 7 (22.6) 5 (16.1) 5 (16.7)  
Health status (mean, SD)      
  PCS 32.8 (10.8) 31.9 (11.3) 31.4 (11.1) 35.2 (10.2) >0.05
  MCS 34.4 (12.5) 33.4 (11.8) 38.2 (14.8) 31.3 (09.1) <0.05¶
Language concordance (yes) 61 (66.3) 31 (100) 17 (54.8) 13 (43.3) <0.001‡
  1. SD: standard deviation; PCS: physical component score; MCS: mental component score (SF-12 v.2).
  2. *% Varies due to missing responses.
  3. **p-values derived from t-test for continuous variables and chi-square tests for categorical variables.
  4. †Significant difference between Hebrew and Russian speakers (p < 0.05) and between Russian and Arabic Speakers (p < 0.001).
  5. ‡Significant difference among all three groups.
  6. ¶Significant difference between Russian and Arabic speakers.