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Table 1 The demographic, socio economic and health characteristics of patients (n = 212)

From: Patient satisfaction in a Moroccan emergency department

Variables n (%)
Age (years); mean ± SD 42.5 ± 16.2
Gender  
Female 94 (44.3)
Male 118 (55.7)
Marital status  
Single 60 (28.3)
Married 138 (65.1)
Separated 8 (3.8)
Widowed 6 (2.8)
Residence  
Urban 160 (75.5)
Rural 52 (24.5)
Education Level  
No education 102 (48.1)
Primary 38 (17.9)
Secondary 46 (21.7)
High 26 (12.3)
Health Insurance  
Yes 50 (23.6)
No 162 (76.4)
Priority code*  
Emergent 36 (17)
Urgent 126 (59.4)
Non-urgent 50 (23.6)
Waiting time (per minuts); median (IQR) 47.5 (15–100)
Day of week  
Weekday 178 (84)
Weekend 34 (16)
Guidance of patients  
Discharge 77(36.1)
Admit 118(55.2)
Transfer 14(6.3)
Not seen 3(2.4)
Main diagnostics  
Abdominal pain 74 (34.9)
Trauma 36 (17)
Asthma-bronchitis-emphysema 32 (15.1)
Hand laceration 28 (13.2)
Chest pain 20 (9.4)
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage 12 (5.6)
Others 10 (4.7)
  1. SD, Standard deviation; IQR, Interquartile range; n (%): Number (percentage).
  2. *Triage classification per Waldrop et al. 10.