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Table 1 Patient demographics and characteristics (n = 250)

From: Patient perceptions regarding physician reimbursements, wait times, and out-of-pocket payments for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Ontario

Variable N (%)
Mean Age 38.8 (range, 18-92)
Gender
 Male 122 (48.8%)
 Female 120 (48.0%)
 Prefer not to answer 8 (3.2%)
Education
 Did not graduate high school 18 (7.2%)
 High school or high school equivalent 53 (21.2%)
 Some college/university 91 (36.4%)
 Undergraduate degree 43 (17.2%)
 Graduate degree 35 (14.0%)
 Prefer not to answer 10 (4.0%)
Incomea
  < $40,922/year 42 (16.8%)
 $40,923–$81,847/year 62 (24.8%)
 $81,848–$150,000/year 69 (27.6%)
 $150,001–$220,000/year 24 (9.6%)
  > $220,000/year 11 (4.4%)
 Prefer not to answer 42 (16.8%)
History of Employment in a Health Care Setting
 Yes 50 (20.0%)
 No 197 (78.8%)
 Prefer not to answer 3 (1.2%)
History of ACL or Severe Knee Injury
 Yes 120 (48.0%)
 No 130 (52.0%)
History of (or awaiting) ACL Reconstruction
 Yes (history of ACL reconstruction) 53 (21.2%)
 Yes (awaiting ACL reconstruction) 11 (4.4%)
 No 186 (74.4%)
Wait Time Experienced for ACL Reconstruction
 Less than 5 days 4 (7.5%b)
 5–21 days 0 (0.0%b)
 21–90 days 11 (20.8%b)
 90–180 days 21 (39.6%b)
 Greater than 180 days 17 (32.1%b)
 Not applicable 197 (78.8%c)
Time Passed Since ACL Reconstruction
 Less than 7 days 11 (20.8%b)
 7 – 28 days 8 (15.1%b)
 28 – 180 days 17 (32.1%b)
 180 – 365 days 4 (7.5%b)
 Greater than 365 days 13 (24.5%b)
 Not applicable 197 (78.8%c)
Happy with Results of ACL Reconstruction
 Yes 33 (62.3%b)
 No 5 (9.4%b)
 Unsure 15 (28.3%b)
 Not applicable 197 (78.8%c)
Satisfied with Current Orthopaedic Experience  
 Very satisfied 75 (30.0%)
 Satisfied 71 (28.4%)
 Neutral 32 (12.8%)
 Dissatisfied 4 (1.6%)
 Very dissatisfied 0 (0.0%)
 Prefer not to answer or have not had an orthopaedic experience 68 (27.2%)
  1. aIncome stratified based on Ontario provincial income tax brackets (Canada Revenue Agency 2016)
  2. bPercentage based on individuals who have had an ACL reconstruction
  3. cPercentage based on total number of participants