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Table 1 Demographics profile of patients who participated in focus group discussions (n = 31)

From: Assessment of medical professionalism: preliminary results of a qualitative study

CharacteristicsNumber (%)
Age
 21–2912 (38.7)
 30–396 (19.4)
 40–491 (3.2)
 50–596 (19.4)
 60–694 (12.9)
 70–792 (6.5)
Gender
 Male18 (58.1)
 Female13 (41.9)
Ethnicity
 Chinese27 (87.1)
 Malay2 (6.5)
 Indian2 (6.5)
Highest education attained
 Secondary and below5 (16.1)
 Post- secondary26 (83.9)
Marital status
 Single18 (58.1)
 Married13 (41.9)
Employment status
 Employed18 (58.1)
 Unemployed13 (41.9)
Housing
 Public housing18 (58.0)
 Private housing11 (35.5)
 Hostel2 (6.5)
Healthcare facility visited in the past 1 year
 Polyclinic18 (58.1)
 General practitioner20 (64.5)
 Hospital admission6 (19.4)
 Specialist outpatient clinic13 (41.9)