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Table 3 Sample characteristics

From: Cardiac echo-lab productivity in times of economic austerity

Population characteristic N % Age (SD)
Gender    
Males 606 60.9 62.8 (5.2)
Females 389 39.1 62.8 (5.2)
Place of residence    
Attica 708 71.2 62.9 (16.2)
Outside Attica 287 28.8 63.8 (16.0)
Insurance coverage    
Social security 973 97.8 63.2 (16.1)
Private insurance 1 0.1 52.0
Uninsured 21 2.1 58.7 (16.1)
Referral type    
Outpatients 635 63.8 60.6 (16.6)
NHS referral 563 56.6 60.4 (16.5)
Freelancer referral 72 7.2 62.2 (17.2)
Inpatients 360 36.2 67.6 (14.3)
Costing type    
Costed 796 80.0 62.6 (12.9)
2D-ECHO 753 75.7 62.9 (16.7)
TEE 43 4.3 56.8 (16.9)
Non-costed 199 20.0 63.2 (16.9)
3D-ECHO 77 7.8 60.7 (18.0)
STRESS-ECHO 122 12.2 63.3 (9.6)
Repetitiveness    
Follow-up 259 26.0 64.0 (13.9)
Non-follow up 736 74.0 62.7 (16.9)
Total 995 100.0 63.1 (16.1)
  1. SD: Standard Deviation.