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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of the study population of the PinK study, stratified by gender

From: Who is the gate keeper for treatment in a fertility clinic in Germany? -baseline results of a prospective cohort study (PinK study)-

  Total Men Women p-value
n = 565 % n = 242 % n = 323 %
Age groups (in years)       < 0.001
 < 35 (ref.) 317 56.1 108 44.6 209 64.7  
 ≥ 35 248 43.9 134 55.4 114 35.3  
Marital status        0.078
 Married (ref.) 480 85.0 213 88.0 267 82.7  
 Not married 85 15.0 29 12.0 56 17.3  
Parity        0.888
 Childless (ref.) 480 85.0 205 84.7 275 85.1  
 One child or more 85 15.0 37 15.3 48 14.9  
Health Insurance Status       0.011
 Statutory (ref.) 478 84.6 194 80.2 284 87.9  
 Private 87 15.4 48 19.8 39 12.1  
Education level (ISCED)        0.059
 Low 20 3.5 11 4.5 9 2.8  
 Medium (ref.) 250 44.2 94 38.8 156 48.3  
 High 266 47.1 127 52.5 139 43.0  
 Not specified 29 5.1 10 4.1 19 5.9