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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 categorical 25–44 179 (21.9) 206 (34.2) < 0.001
45–64 335 (41.0) 302 (50.2)
65+ 304 (37.1) 94 (15.6)
Gender Males 374 (45.2) 258 (42.6) 0.333
Females 453 (54.8) 347 (57.4)
Marital status Unmarried 183 (22.2) 91 (15.0) 0.001
Married/live with a partner 643 (77.8) 514 (85.0)
Children under age 18   1.0 (1.6) 1.3 (1.7) < 0.001
Employment Employed 482 (58.6) 311 (51.5) < 0.001
Unemployed 22 (2.7) 46 (7.6)
Other (pensioner housewife, other) 319 (38.8) 247 (40.9)
Education Less than high school 280 (34.1) 316 (52.2) < 0.001
High school 109 (13.3) 109 (18.0)
Higher education 432 (52.6) 180 (29.8)
Place of residence Center 383 (46.4) 133 (22.0) < 0.001
North, South, Jerusalem (periphery) 442 (53.6) 471 (78.0)