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Table 2 Sociodemographic and clinical variables of patients with high anxiety

From: Coping strategies in anxious surgical patients

Age (years) 49 ± 17
Female 860 (71)
Male 345 (29)
Education: a  
 ≤9 years 419 (35)
 10 years 432 (36)
 ≥13years 354 (29)
Previous surgeries:  
 None 154 (13)
 1–2 470 (39)
 ≥3 581 (48)
Malignant tumorb 173 (14)
Burdening physical impairmentc 165 (14)
Prior experiences with anaesthesia:  
 only good experiences 597 (49)
 only bad experiences 85 (7)
 both experiences 346 (29)
 no experiences 177 (15)
  1. Note. Data are presented as mean ± SD or as number and relative incidence (n, %) of group total. a Education includes education in school, college and university. b = Patients who are scheduled to undergo surgery of a malignant tumor. c Patients who are scheduled to undergo surgery involving a burdening impairment