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Table 2 Utility of health care system and reported health status [n (%)]

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

   Jews
(N = 827)
Arabs
(N = 605)
P-value
HMO belonging Clalit 388 (47.1) 448 (74.1) < 0.001
Maccabi 246 (29.8) 72 (11.9)
Meuhedet 118 (14.3) 48 (7.9)
Leumit 73 (8.8) 37 (6.1)
Supplementary Health Insurance Yes 730 (90.0) 386 (64.9) < 0.001
No 81 (10.0) 209 (35.1)
Permanent primary care physician Yes 782 (95.2) 587 (97.7) 0.023
No 39 (4.8) 14 (2.3)
Last visit to primary care During the last 6 months 736 (89.8) 537 (89.6) 0.216
6–12 months 42 (5.1) 22 (3.7)
More than 12 months 42 (5.1) 40 (6.7)
Health status
 Smoking status Current smoker 125 (15.1) 138 (22.8) < 0.001
Former smoker 32 (3.9) 34 (5.6)
No 669 (81.0) 433 (71.6)
 Having chronic disease Yes 314 (38.6) 228 (38.1) 0.868
No 513 (61.4) 377 (61.9)  
 BMI mean (SD)   25.8 (±4.1) 27.2 (±4.5) < 0.001
 BMI category < 25 346 (47.2) 197 (34.9) < 0.001
25–30 276 (37.7) 230 (40.7)
30+ 111 (15.1) 138 (24.4)
 Perceived health status Excellent / Very good 354 (43.6) 309 (51.9) 0.001
Good 336 (41.3) 227 (38.2)
Fair / Poor 123 (15.1) 59 (9.9)