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Table 1 Univariate analysis of predictors of satisfaction related to demographics, socioeconomics, and health characteristics.

From: Patient satisfaction in an acute medicine department in Morocco

Characteristics N % MI RS
Age(years)a     
   <25 35 16.4 19.6 ± 7.2 21 ± 7.4
   25-39 58 27.1 19.7 ± 5.8 21.8 ± 6.1
   40-59 55 25.7 19.8 ± 6.2 24 ± 7.1
   ≥60 66 30.8 20.1 ± 6.1 22.6 ± 7
   P value    0.98 0.98
Gender     
   Male 99 46.3 20.4 ± 6.3 22.3 ±7.4
   Women 115 53.7 19.4 ± 6.1 21.6 ± 6.8
   P value    0.923 0.032
Marital status     
   Unmarried 66 30.8 19.8 ± 6.6 22.3 ± 7.4
   Married 148 69.2 19.8 ± 6 22.6 ± 6.7
   P value    0.923 0.6
Residence     
   Urban 134 62.6 20.9 ± 6.5 23.5 ± 7.2
   Rural 80 37.4 18 ± 5.1 20.9 ± 6
   P value    0.001 0.008
Distance patient's home hospital     
   ≤50 km 149 69.6 19.9 ± 6.1 22.7 ± 6.8
   >50 km 65 30.4 19.4 ± 6.4 22.2 ± 7.1
   P value    0.329 0.230
Education level     
   No education 111 51.9 22 ± 6.4 18.8 ± 5.8
   Primary 46 21.5 21 ± 7 25 ± 7.5
   Secondary and more 57 26.6 20.7 ± 5.9 21.5 ± 6.9
   P value    0.48 0.18
Monthly income     
   None 137 64 19.1 ± 5.6 21.2 ± 6.1
   Less than 180 euro 50 23.4 19.9 ± 7.4 24.5 ± 7.8
More than 180 euro P value 27 12.6 23 ± 6 0.013 25.3 ± 7.4 0.001
Health insurance status     
   Yes 43 20.1 21.3 ± 6.4 23.6 ± 7.3
   No 171 79.9 19.4 ± 6.1 22.2 ± 6.7
   P value    0.08 0.22
Prior hospitalization     
   None 112 52.3 19.8 ± 6.3 22.7 ± 6.6
   Less than 2 73 34.1 18.9 ± 5.8 21.6 ± 7.4
   More than 2 29 13.6 21.8 ± 6.5 24 ± 6.7
   P value    0.107 0.25
Type of admission     
   Emergency 149 69.6 19.9 ± 6.3 22.7 ± 6.8
   Scheduled 65 30.4 19.4 ± 6 22.1 ± 7
   P value    0.58 0.55
Admission room     
   Double 60 72 21.6 ± 6 24.9 ± 6.2
   Common 154 28 19.9 ± 6.3 22.1 ± 7
   P value    0.09 0.001
Length of stay (days) a     
   Less than 6 days 65 30.4 18.7 ± 6 21.6 ± 7.2
   7 to 9 45 21 20.3 ± 6.3 23.3 ± 5.8
   10 to 14 53 24.8 21.4 ± 7 23.9 ± 7.6
   More than 14 51 23.8 19.4 ± 5 21 ± 5.8
   P value    0.11 0.09
Perceived health status compared to admission     
Same Little better 15 92 7 43 15.8 ± 5.5 18 ± 5.6 19.4 ± 4.4 20.9 ± 6.5
   Much better 107 50 21.9 ± 6.1 24.3 ± 7
   P value    <0.001 <0.001
Perceived health status compared to people of the same age     
   Worse 89 41.6 18 ± 5.4 21.4 ± 6.1
   Same 100 46.7 20.6 ± 5.9 23 ± 6.9
   Better 25 11.7 22.7 ± 8.2 24.6 ± 8.5
   P value    0.001 0.075
Satisfaction with life     
   r    0.172 0.274
   P value    0.012 <0.001
Total 214 100%   
  1. MI subscale: quality of medical information. RS subscale: relationships with staff and daily routine. N:Number. %: Percentage. r: Pearson correlation coefficient. a stratified by interquartile range. Student t test, or analysis of variance (ANOVA).