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Table 2 Patients’ attitudes regarding separation between Jews and Arabs in the healthcare system

From: Patient demands for ethnic–based separation in public hospitals in Israel: patients’ and practitioners’ perspectives

The statement Respondents Absolutely disagree     Fully agree Mean P
1 2 3 4 5
Jewish patients should be allowed to choose to be in a room only with Jews Jews N = 503 48% 8% 15% 7% 23% 2.51 <.0001
Arab patients should be allowed to choose to be in a room only with Arabs Arabs N = 255 65% 6% 8% 4% 17% 2.02
There should be a separate healthcare system in Israel for Jews and for Arabs (similar to the current separation in the education system) Jews N = 496 73% 7% 8% 4% 8% 1.68 n.s.
Arabs N = 254 68% 3% 7% 1% 20% 2.04