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Table 5 Socioeconomic characteristics of patients after the establishment of regional rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis centers and comparisons between the home discharge and rehabilitation groups

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

Variables TKA + Rehab TKA only p value
Education level    0.034 *
No formal education 26 (6.5) 22 (7.9) 0.543
Primary education 133 (33.1) 65 (23.5) 0.035 *
Secondary education 230 (57.2) 184 (66.4) 0.035 *
Higher education 13 (3.2) 6 (2.2) 0.483
Occupation
 Manual work 140 (34.8) 86 (31.0) 0.321
Urban residence (Jeju city and Seogwipo city)
 Urban: Country 242 (60.2): 160 (39.8) 164 (59.2): 113 (40.8) 1
Location of residence (Current administrative districts)
 Jeju: Seogwipo 303 (75.4): 99 (24.6) 149 (53.8): 128 (46.2)  < 0.001 **
Formal administrative districts
 Jeju city 213 (53.0) 109 (39.4) 0.001 **
Medical insurance
 NHI: Medicaid 385 (94.6): 22 (5.4) 414 (94.5): 24 (5.5) 1
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation or numbers (%)
  2. NHI national health insurance
  3. * p < 0.05
  4. ** p < 0.01