Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic and Socio Economic Data

From: Patients' perception and actual practice of informed consent, privacy and confidentiality in general medical outpatient departments of two tertiary care hospitals of Lahore

  Public Hospital Private Hospital
  Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Gender   
Female 73 (73.5) 70 (75.3)
Male 20 (21.5) 23 (24.7)
Age
15–25 32 (34.0) 26 (28.3)
25–45 38 (41.1) 41 (44.5)
> 45 23 (24.9) 26 (27.2)
Profession/Occupation
House wives 54 (58.1) 56 (60.2)
Labourer 9 (9.7) 8 (8.6)
Skill Worker 6 (6.5) 8 (8.6)
Student 11 (11.8) 15 (16.1)
Others 13 (14.0) 6 (6.5)
Monthly income/capita in Pak Rs. ($ 1 = Rs 67)*
< 500 28 (30.1) 15 (16.2)
500–1000 40 (23.2) 58 (62.3)
1000–1500 13 (14.3) 10 (10.8)
> 1500 12 (12.4) 10 (10.7)
Education*
Illiterate 52 (55.9) 28 (30.1)
< 10 (below matric) 30 (32.3) 46 (49.5)
≥ 10 (matric & above) 11 (11.8) 19 (20.4)
  1. *The differences in the income and educational profile of the patients from the two hospitals reach statistical significance. (p: 0.05 and p < 0.0001 respectively)