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Table 5 Access to care and readmission outcomes by societal and community SSS concordance

From: An exploration of the subjective social status construct in patients with acute coronary syndrome

  Low Societal SSS High Societal SSS
  Concordantly Low Community SSS
N = 314, n (%)
Discordantly High Community SSS
N = 204, n (%)
P-value Concordantly High Community SSS
N = 502, n (%)
Discordantly Low Community SSS
N = 70, n (%)
P-value
No family doctor 63 (20.3) 44 (21.8) 0.74 69 (13.8) 11 (15.7) 0.71
Difficulty accessing cardiologist 48 (20.6) 13 (8.4) < 0.01 63 (16.3) 5 (9.3) 0.23
Difficulty getting routine care 57 (18.9) 44 (23.4) 0.25 90 (19.4) 14 (22.6) 0.61
Barriers in getting routine carea 20 (29.4) 13 (24.1) 0.55 29 (29.9) 4 (26.7) 1.00
38 (55.9) 29 (52.7) 0.86 60 (61.9) 9 (60.0) 1.00
13 (19.7) 17 (31.5) 0.15 19 (19.6) 4 (26.7) 0.51
20 (29.9) 21 (38.9) 0.34 32 (32.7) 8 (53.3) 0.15
20 (30.3) 17 (31.5) 1.00 25 (25.5) 6 (40.0) 0.35
8 (11.9) 2 (3.7) 0.18 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 1.00
3 (4.6) 1 (1.9) 0.63 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1.00
6 (9.1) 1 (1.9) 0.13 5 (5.2) 1 (6.7) 0.59
9 (13.6) 2 (3.7) 0.11 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 1.00
4 (7.7) 4 (8.9) 1.00 3 (3.6) 0 (0.0) 1.00
Health affected by lack of access 92 (37.6) 61 (39.9) 0.67 111 (29.3) 18 (32.7) 0.64
Readmission within 1 year b 35 (11.8) 29 (14.7) 0.41 47 (9.7) 6 (9.0) 1.00
25 (8.4) 20 (10.1) 0.53 25 (5.1) 3 (4.6) 1.00
  1. Abbreviations: SSS subjective social status, appt- appointment, GP general practitioner
  2. a Sample sizes are those indicating difficulty in getting routine care
  3. b Sample sizes at 1 year: Low societal/Low community = 296; Low societal/High community = 198; High societal/High community = 487; High societal/Low community = 67
  4. Italics: Statistically significant difference, p< 0.05