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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Patient satisfaction with primary care physician performance in a multicultural population

  Jews
(N = 827)
Arabs
(N = 605)
P-value
Age mean (SD) 57.8 (14.9)50.5 (13.4)< 0.001
Age categorical25–44179 (21.9)206 (34.2)< 0.001
45–64335 (41.0)302 (50.2)
65+304 (37.1)94 (15.6)
GenderMales374 (45.2)258 (42.6)0.333
Females453 (54.8)347 (57.4)
Marital statusUnmarried183 (22.2)91 (15.0)0.001
Married/live with a partner643 (77.8)514 (85.0)
Children under age 18 1.0 (1.6)1.3 (1.7)< 0.001
EmploymentEmployed482 (58.6)311 (51.5)< 0.001
Unemployed22 (2.7)46 (7.6)
Other (pensioner housewife, other)319 (38.8)247 (40.9)
EducationLess than high school280 (34.1)316 (52.2)< 0.001
High school109 (13.3)109 (18.0)
Higher education432 (52.6)180 (29.8)
Place of residenceCenter383 (46.4)133 (22.0)< 0.001
North, South, Jerusalem (periphery)442 (53.6)471 (78.0)