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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents who sought a SO (n = 344)

From: Seeking a second medical opinion: composition, reasons and perceived outcomes in Israel

Characteristics Sought a second opinion (n = 344)
Gender
 Male 137 (35.8%)
 Female 207 (44.5%)
Age group
 18–39 98 (38.1%)
 40–59 120 (37.7%)
 60+ 126 (46.2%)
Education
 Basic 43 (35.5%)
 High school 157 (37.5%)
 Academic 143 (46.7%)
 Missing values 1
Personal status
 Living with a partner 273 (42.7%)
 Not living with a partner 69 (34.2%)
 Missing values 2
Ethnicity
 Jewish 285 (41.1%)
 Non-Jewish 54 (36.7%)
 Missing values 5
Religiosity
 Religious 115 (39.5%)
 Secular 224 (41.0%)
 Missing values 5
Self-reported income group
 Well below the average 84 (39.1%)
 Around the average 183 (37.6%)
 Well above the average 28 (50.0%)
 Missing values 49
Socio-economic level (by residential area)
 Low 68 (33.7%)
 Middle 262 (42.7%)
 High 6 (46.2%)
 Missing values 8
Immigration
 Native-born and established immigrants 312 (41.5%)
 New immigrants 32 (33.3%)
Country of birth
 Israel 220 (39.9%)
 Europe/America 37 (47.4%)
 Soviet Union 29 (29.6%)
 Asia/North-Africa 56 (47.5%)
 Missing values 2
Perceived Health status
 Very good 128 (31.9%)
 Good 131 (42.4%)
 Not so good 80 (62.5%)
 Missing values 5
  1. Note: Percentages are calculated as valid % per each row (i.e., each row sums up to 100%, without missing values)
  2. *p < 0.05