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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Usefulness scale for patient information material (USE) - development and psychometric properties

  Full information group (n = 57) Reduced information group (n = 63) Total sample(n = 120) p
Demographic characteristics     
Age; yrs.     
  Mean (SD) 47.1 (12.4) 49.3 (11.1) 48.3 (11.7) .303
Sex; n (%)     
  Female 38 (66.7) 35 (55.6) 73 (60.8) .213
  Male 19 (33.3) 28 (44.4) 47 (39.2)  
Migration status; n (%)     
  Migrant 8 (14.5) 4 (6.5) 12 (10.3) .150
  Non-migrant 47 (85.5) 58 (93.5) 105 (89.7)  
Level of education; n (%)     
  Low-track 6 (10.5) 11 (17.7) 17 (14.3) .520
  Middle-track 17 (29.8) 18 (29.0) 35 (29.4)  
  High-track 34 (59.6) 33 (53.2) 67 (56.3)  
Clinical characteristics     
Illness; n (%)     
  Depression 42 (73.7) 41 (65.1) 83 (69.2) .308
  Chronic low back pain 15 (26.3) 22 (34.9) 37 (30.8)  
Previous knowledge     
  Mean (SD) 3.6 (0.9) 3.6 (1.0) 3.6 (1.0) .966
  1. n = number, mean = mean score, SD = standard deviation, Level of education: low-track schools [keinen Schulabschluss, Volksschul- oder Hauptschulabschluss], middle-track schools [Realschulabschluss/Mittlere Reife], high-track schools [Fachhochschulreife, Abitur].