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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics and Satisfaction Scores for Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

From: Satisfaction with care after total hip or knee replacement predicts self-perceived health status after surgery

   All patients n = 189 Total hip replacement n = 126 Total knee replacement n = 63
   median [Q1-Q3] n (%) median [Q1-Q3] n (%) median [Q1-Q3] n (%)
Age   69 [65-75]    69 [64-75]    70 [65-75]   
Sex Male    80 (42.6)    56 (44.8)    24 (38.1)
Family situation Spouse    140 (77.3)    94 (78.3)    46 (75.4)
Retired Yes    148 (92.5)    93 (92.1)    55 (93.2)
Occupational activity Yes    25 (11.2)    24 (16.3)    1 (1.3)
Residence Rural (Urban)    138 (75.8)    95 (78.5)    43 (69.4)
Years of schooling < 6    142 (77.6)    93 (75.6)    49 (81.7)
  6-12    35 (19.1)    28 (22.8)    7 (11.7)
  > 12    6 (3.3)    2 (1.6)    4 (6.6)
Body mass index   28 [25-31]    28 [25-31]    29 [27-33]   
Charlson comorbidity index 0    97 (51.6)    64 (51.2)    33 (52.4)
  1    68 (36.2)    47 (37.6)    21 (33.3)
  2 - 3    23 (12.2)    14 (11.2)    9 (14.3)
Kellgren stage at consultation II    31 (17.8)    17 (14.8)    14 (23.7)
  III    116 (66.7)    74 (64.3)    42 (71.2)
  IV    27 (15.5)    24 (20.9)    3 (5.1)
Waiting time to surgery (days)   49 [33-77]    47 [32-77]    54 [34-78]   
Length-of-stay (days)   13 [12-15]    13 [12-14]    13 [11-15]   
Satisfaction with care (PJHQ) scores*              
   Admission   69 [50-81]    72 [50-81]    69 [56-87]   
   Medical care   75 [58-87]    75 [67-87]    75 [58-94]   
   Nursing and daily care   71 [56-84]    69 [56-84]    72 [56-81]   
   Hospital environment   67 [55-80]    68 [55-82]    65 [55-77]   
   Information   65 [50-80]    65 [50-80]    65 [50-80]   
  1. [Q1-Q3] = [1st-3rd quartile]
  2. * PJHQ = Patient Judgements of Hospital Quality; score from 0 (worse) to 100 (best satisfaction)