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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 belongingClalit388 (47.1)448 (74.1)< 0.001
Maccabi246 (29.8)72 (11.9)
Meuhedet118 (14.3)48 (7.9)
Leumit73 (8.8)37 (6.1)
Supplementary Health InsuranceYes730 (90.0)386 (64.9)< 0.001
No81 (10.0)209 (35.1)
Permanent primary care physicianYes782 (95.2)587 (97.7)0.023
No39 (4.8)14 (2.3)
Last visit to primary careDuring the last 6 months736 (89.8)537 (89.6)0.216
6–12 months42 (5.1)22 (3.7)
More than 12 months42 (5.1)40 (6.7)
Health status
 Smoking statusCurrent smoker125 (15.1)138 (22.8)< 0.001
Former smoker32 (3.9)34 (5.6)
No669 (81.0)433 (71.6)
 Having chronic diseaseYes314 (38.6)228 (38.1)0.868
No513 (61.4)377 (61.9) 
 BMI mean (SD) 25.8 (±4.1)27.2 (±4.5)< 0.001
 BMI category< 25346 (47.2)197 (34.9)< 0.001
25–30276 (37.7)230 (40.7)
30+111 (15.1)138 (24.4)
 Perceived health statusExcellent / Very good354 (43.6)309 (51.9)0.001
Good336 (41.3)227 (38.2)
Fair / Poor123 (15.1)59 (9.9)