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Table 2 Comparison of respondent characteristics for the three randomised groups

From: A randomized comparison of three data collection models for the measurement of parent experiences with diabetes outpatient care

  Group A: Postal Group B: Mixed Group C: Electronic Significance
Respondents’ age, mean (sd) 43.0 (6.8) 43.7 (6.1) 43.3 (6.2) ns
Respondents’ gender, % women 79.6 (409) 77.8 (416) 77.9 (265) ns
Respondents’ education, % (n)     ns
 Elementary school 4.1 (21) 2.8 (15) 2.0 (7)  
 High school 29.4 (150) 33.5 (179) 25.9 (89)  
 University, 0–4 yrs 32.7 (167) 30.9 (165) 37.6 (129)  
 University, >  4 yrs 33.9 (173) 32.8 (175) 34.4 (118)  
Respondent living together with other parent, % (n) 81.1 (413) 77.9 (415) 76.2 (256) ns
Participation in consultations previous year, % (n)     ns
 Never 2.0 (10) 0.9 (5) 0.3 (1)  
 Once 4.3 (22) 4.5 (24) 4.4 (15)  
 Twice 11.7 (60) 10.7 (57) 13.1 (45)  
 3 times 27.0 (138) 29.8 (159) 29.4 (101)  
 4 times or more 55.0 (281) 54.1 (289) 52.9 (182)  
  1. aPearson chi-square tests for categorical variables, One-way ANOVA for continuous variables