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Table 3 Socioeconomic characteristics of all patients and comparisons before and after the establishment of the regional rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis center

From: Establishment of a qualified integrated care system after total knee arthroplasty as a role of regional rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis centers

Variables All BEC AEC p value
Education     0.001 **
No formal education 72 (8.5) 24 (14.5) 48 (7.1) 0.005 **
Primary education 260 (30.8) 62 (37.3) 198 (29.2)  
Secondary education 490 (58.0) 76 (45.8) 414 (61.0)  
Higher education 23 (2.7) 4 (2.4) 19 (2.8)  
Occupation
 Manual work 238 (28.2) 12 (7.2) 226 (33.3)  < 0.001 **
Urban residence
 Urban: Country 509 (60.2): 336 (39.8) 103(62.0): 63 (38.0) 406 (59.8): 273 (40.2) 0.658
Location of residence (Current administrative districts)
 Jeju: Seoqwipo 557 (65.9): 288 (34.1) 105 (63.3): 61 (36.7) 251 (57.3): 187 (42.7) 0.465
Former administrative districts
 Jeju city 402 (47.6) 80 (48.2) 322 (47.4) 0.863
Medical insurance
 NHI: Medicaid 799 (94.6): 46 (5.4) 152 (91.6): 14 (8.4) 647 (95.3): 32 (4.7) 0.083
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation or numbers (%)
  2. EC, the establishment of regional rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis center, BEC before EC, AEC after EC, NHI national health insurance
  3. * p < 0.05
  4. ** p < 0.01