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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants1

From: Association between trust in the public healthcare system and selecting a surgeon in public hospitals in Israel: a cross-sectional population study

Variables Study population
N = 865
n (%)
Distribution prior to the weighting
N = 856
n (%)
Statistical data of The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
n (%)
Gender
 Male 417 (48.2%) 333 (38.5%) 48.4%
 Female 448 (51.8%) 532 (61.5%) 51.6%
Sector
 Jewish sector (general) 593 (68.6%) 618 (71.4%) 62.9%
 Jewish (Immigrants from the former Soviet Union) 138 (16.0%) 129 (14.9%) 16.0%
 Arabic (Non Jewish) 134 (15.5%) 118 (13.6%) 21.1%
Age, years
 25–34 211 (24.4%) 68 (7.9%) 24.1%
 35–44 197 (22.8%) 182 (21.0%) 22.4%
 45–54 155 (18.0%) 158 (18.3%) 17.9%
 55–64 139 (16.1%) 214 24.7%) 15.4%
  > 65 162 (18.8%) 243 (28.1%) 20.2%
Religious orientation (Jewish)
 Secular 382 (52.2%) 402 (53.8%) 44.2%2
 Traditional 209 (28.6%) 143 (19.1%) 35.1%
 Religious and ultra-orthodox 141 (19.2%) 202 (27.1%) 20.2%
Parents’ Country of Origin
 Israel (Second generation that born in Israel) 198 (27.1%) 155 (20.7%) 54.5%3
 Eastern Origin (countries of the basin and the eastern Mediterranean) 204 (28.0%) 213 (28.5%) 26.6%
 Western Origin)Western and Eastern European countries) 163 (22.3%) 234 (48.9%) 18.8%
Did not answer 15 (1.7%) 14 (1.9%)
Marital Status
 Single 126 (14.6%) 53 (6.1%) 14.2%
 Married 632 (73%) 685 (79.2%) 70.9%
 Divorced/separated 38 (4.4%) 41 (4.7%) 9.2%
 Widowed 41 (4.7%) 63 (7.3%) 5.7%
Education
 Elementary & High school 415 (48.0%) 461 (53.3%) 48.2%
 Higher education 450 (52.0%) 404 (46.7%) 51.8%
Monthly income (New Israeli Shekels)
  > 4100 < 4000 75 (8.7%) 85 (9.8%) 7.5%
 4100–6200 4–6.5 53 (6.2%) 58 (6.7%) 10.7%
 6201–8600 6.5–8 66 (7.6%) 63 (7.3%) 7.1%
 8601–10,900 8–10 90 (10.4%) 91 (10.5%) 10.3%
 10,901–13,500 10–13 67 (7.8%) 84 (9.7%) 14.6%
 13,501–16,600 13–17 87 (10.1%) 84 (9.7%) 15.3%
 16,601–20,400 17–24 70 (8.1%) 70 (8.1%) 12.8%
  > 20,400 24+ 68 (7.8%) 73 (8.4%) 9.8%
  > 45,000 12 (1.3%) 12 (1.4%)  
 Did not answer 277 (32.0%) 245 (28.3%) 11.8%
Self-rated health
 Very good 392 (45.3%) 349 (40.3%) 51.6%
 Good 336 (38.8%) 369 (42.7%) 30.7%
 Not so good 95 (11.0%) 103 (11.9%) 12.8%
 Not good 13 (1.5%) 18 (2.1%) 12.8%
 Bad 6 (0.7%) 6 (0.7%) 4.7%
Chronic disease (A chronic disease is one lasting 6 months or more) 42 (27.9%) 277 (32.0%) 34.1%
HMO membership
 Clalit Health Services 468 (54.1%) 438 (50.6%) 52.1%
 Maccabi Health Services 205 (23.7%) 201 (23.2%) 25.7%
 Meuhedet 105 (12.2%) 125 (14.5%) 13.9%
 Leumit 58 (6.7%) 77 (8.9%) 8.3%
 Did not answer 28 (3.3%) 24 (2.8%)
  1. 1Table 1 presents the raw sample data and the data after standardization. In this study each group as been sampled and got a relative weight in the population of Israel (according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics).
  2. 2CBS segmentation method: secular, religious, traditional, non-religious, religious, ultra-Orthodox.
  3. 3CBS Social Survey)Tested by Father’s country of origin).