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Table 2 Relations between characteristics of the women and the gender preference of obstetricians/gynecologists

From: Israeli Druze women’s sex preferences when choosing obstetricians and gynecologists

Characteristic Total participants Prefer woman Ob/Gyn Prefer man Ob/Gyn or No sex preference for Ob/Gyn P value
Age (y), mean (range) 34 (19–70) 35.3 32.7 0.0316
Religious status     0.0232
  Secular 60 (30.9%) 31 (25.2%) 29 (40.85%)  
  Religious 134 (69.1%) 92 (74.8%) 42 (59.15%)  
Marital status     NS
  Non-married 30 (15.3%) 22 (17.6%) 8 (11.27%)  
  Married 166 (84.7%) 103 (82.4%) 63 (88.73%)  
Children     NS
  Yes 160 (81.6%) 99 (79.2%) 61 (85.92%)  
  No 36 (18.4%) 26 (20.8%) 10 (14.08%)  
Education     NS
  Primary school 21 (10.7%) 14 (11.2%) 7 (9.86%)  
  High school 37 (18.9%) 20 (16%) 17 (23.94%)  
  College 29 (14.8%) 19 (15.2%) 10 (14.08%)  
  University 109 (55.6%) 72 (57.6%) 37 (52.11%)  
Employment     NS
  Yes 164 (83.7%) 102 (81.6%) 62 (87.32%)  
  No 32 (16.3%) 23 (18.4%) 9 (12.68%)  
Sex of the regular     <.0001
Ob/Gyn     
(last three years)     
  Male 46 (23.5%) 11 (8.8%) 35 (80%)  
  Female 150 (76.5%) 114 (91.2%) 36 (20%)