Table 1

Sociodemographic data (n=1422)

PAV (%)95% CI
Last GP or specialist visit*During the past 12 months87.585.8 to 89.1
More than 12 months ago12.411.8 to 13.1
No. of PSP†One PSP58.856.2 to 61.3
More than one PSP41.238.7 to 43.8
GenderMale43.040.4 to 45.6
Female57.054.4 to 59.5
Age groups40–59 years old56.654.0 to 59.2
60–79 years old36.434.0 to 39.0
80+ years old6.35.2 to 7.7
Current health statusVery good7.15.9 to 8.6
Good36.834.3 to 39.3
Mediocre35.633.1 to 38.1
Bad15.814.0 to 17.7
Very bad4.63.7 to 5.9
Chronic diseasesYes69.366.8 to 71.6
No30.728.3 to 33.1
Inpatient treatment during the past 12 monthsYes35.132.7 to 37.6
No64.962.4 to 67.4
CitizenshipGerman78.676.4 to 80.7
Non-German20.018.0 to 22.2
Subjective social statusHigh32.330.0 to 34.8
Medium47.044.5 to 49.6
Low17.916.0 to 19.9
  • *PAV, study population of ≥40-year-olds: 10 037 participants.

  • †Number of reported PSP with at least one GP or specialist visit during the past 12 months.

  • GP, general practitioner; PAV, Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care; PSP, patient safety problems.