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Table 1 Background variables

From: Does Choose & Book fail to deliver the expected choice to patients? A survey of patients' experience of outpatient appointment booking

Variable Categories Choose & Book (n = 47) Partial Booking (n = 57) TOTAL Test comparing groups (excluding missing data)
Gender Female 29 38 67 Fisher's exact p = 0.7
  Male 18 19 37  
Age 16–29 10 9 19 Mann-Whitney z = 1.5, p = 0.1
  30–44 6 18 24  
  45–59 11 17 28  
  60–79 16 11 27  
  80+ 4 2 6  
Ethnic group White British 30 41 71 Fisher's exact p = 0.6
  South Asian 9 8 17  
  Other 3 7 10  
  missing 5 1 6  
Specialty division Ambulatory Care 10 29 39 Fisher's exact p = 0.008
  Surgery 14 8 22  
  Women & Children 8 10 18  
  Medicine 11 6 17  
  missing 4 4 8  
"How important to you is being given choice over where you go to receive hospital treatment?" Very important 21 27 48 Mann-Whitney z = 0.8, p = 0.4
  Important 12 17 29  
  Slightly important 3 4 7  
  Not important at all 0 4 4  
  missing 11 5 16