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Table 1 Characteristics of community rehabilitation program (CRP) participants by gender (n = 1,129)

From: Gender differences in the use of transportation services to community rehabilitation programs

  Male mean ± SDn (%) Female mean ± SDn (%) X 2 P
N 649 480   
Demographics     
   Age 67.2 ± 9.4 69.4 ± 10.8   .0031)
   Number of times attended CRP in the past 3 months 17.7 ± 11.6 16.0 ± 10.4   .0151)
Disability and disease     
   Difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) (7 = independent to 21 = most dependent) 9.6 ± 3.2 9.0 ± 3.0   .0061)
   Dementia (0 = normal to 7 = dementia) 0.2 ± 0.8 0.2 ± 0.9   .553
   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) 532 (82%) 286 (60%)   < .00012)
   Hemiplesia 469 (72%) 260 (54%) 69.3 < .00012)
   Proportion of Hemiplesia in CVD 469/532(88%) 260/286(93%) 39.5  
   Duration from onset 6.9 ± 7.7 8.7 ± 10.4   .0011)
Family Support     
   Spouse as primary caregiver 465 (72%) 174 (36%) 140.8 < .00012)
   Accompanied by caregiver to the program 243 (37%) 146 (30%) 6.03 .014
Type of referrals to CRP     
   Referred by a friend 85 (13%) 113 (24%) 20.8 < .00012)
   Referred by a hospital 156 (24%) 90 (19%) 4.53 .0332)
   Through newspapers 119 (18%) 61 (13%) 6.52 .012)
Use of other services     
   Hospital rehabilitation program 525 (81%) 318 (66%) 31.3 < .00012)
   Primary physician 635 (98%) 461 (96%) 3.2 .076
   Social service pass 537 (83%) 341 (71%) 21.9 < .00012)
  1. 1) t-test
  2. 2) Chi-square test (2 × 2)
  3. Note: The number of respondents (as denominator) is different in each item.