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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics in the high versus low perceived GP empathy groups

From: General practitioners’ patient-centredness and responses to patients’ emotional cues and concerns: relationships with perceived empathy in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation

Patient questionnaire category Patient group Statistic Low CARE High CARE p-value
Age Low deprivation Mean 50.6 52.5 0.51
(SD) (21.1) (19.2)
N 27 27
High deprivation Mean 46.5 56.2 <0.05
(SD) (19.3) (14.6)
N 26 30
Gender Low deprivation % Female 75.9 77.8 0.87
N (%) 29 (51.8) 27 (48.2)
High deprivation % Female 46.2 70.0 0.07
N (%) 26 (46.4) 30 (53.6)
Mean CARE measure score Low deprivation Mean 38.5 46.7 <0.05
(SD) (1.3) (0.5)
N 22 25
High deprivation Mean 38.5 47.2 0.01
(SD) (0.8) (0.4)
N 22 28