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Table 1 Characteristics of patients, n (%)

From: Patient’s perception of kidney stone prevention within the emergency department and its adherence factors: a single institution study

Characteristic Overall (N = 99) Receive instructions: No (n = 67) Receive instructions: Yes (n = 32) P value
Gender
 Male 57 (57.6) 38 (56.7) 19 (59.4) 0.974*
 Female 42 (42.4) 29 (43.3) 13 (40.6)
Age
 [10-20[ 12 (12.1) 8 (11.9) 4 (12.5) 0.463**
 [20-30[ 24 (24.2) 17 (25.4) 7 (21.9)
 [30–40[ 25 (25.3) 20 (29.9) 5 (15.6)
 [40–50[ 22 (22.2) 13 (19.4) 9 (28.1)
 [50–60[ 16 (16.2) 9 (13.4) 7 (21.9)
Working Situation
 Non-working 22 (22.2) 14 (20.9) 8 (25) 0.841*
 Working 77 (77.8) 53 (79.1) 24 (75)
Educational Level
 Illiterate 20 (20.2) 19 (23.4) 1 (3.1) 0.026**
 Primary education 16(16.2) 10 (14.9) 6 (18.8)
 Intermediate education 29 (29.3) 17 (25.4) 12 (37.5)
 High school 19 (19.2) 13 (19.4) 6 (18.8)
 University 15 (15.2) 8 (11.9) 7 (21.9)
Medical Coverage
 No 25 (25.3) 21 (31.3) 4 (12.5) 0.076**
 Yes 74 (74.7) 46 (68.7) 28 (87.5)
Monthly Salary
 <$500 16(6.2) 14 (20.9) 2 (6.3) 0.316**
 [$500–$1000[ 15 (15.2) 10 (14.9) 5 (15.6)
 [$1000–$2000[ 44 (44.4) 28 (41.8) 16 (50)
 >$2000 24 (24.2) 15 (22.4) 9 (28.1)
Economical Status
 Low - Salary <$1000 31 (31.3) 24 (35.8) 7 (21.9) 0.243*
 High - Salary >$1000 68 (68.7) 43 (64.2) 25 (78.1)
Number of ER visits
 2 times 34 (34.3) 25 (37.3) 9 (28.1) 0.433**
 3 to 5 times 59 (59.6) 37 (55.2) 22(68.8)
 >  5 times 6 (6.1) 5 (7.5) 1 (3.1)
  1. *Pearson’s Chi-squared test; **Fisher’s Exact Test