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Table 3 Patients’ satisfaction with hospital food by general characteristics

From: Diet satisfaction and associated factors among adult surgical orthopaedic inpatients at a teaching hospital in Lusaka province, Zambia; a hospital-based cross-sectional study

Variable

Satisfied

Not satisfied

P-value

N = 35

%

N = 63

%

Age

  < 30 years

12

34.3

15

23.8

0.250

 31–50

18

51.4

43

68.3

  > 50

5

14.3

5

7.9

Sex

 Male

27

77.1

52

82.5

0.517

 Female

8

22.9

11

17.5

Education

 No formal education

2

5.7

7

11.1

0.827

 Primary

17

48.6

28

44.4

 Secondary

14

40

25

39.7

 Tertiary

2

5.7

3

4.8

Marital status

 Married

20

57.1

42

66.7

0.349

 Not married

5

429

21

33.3

Length of stay

 3–7 days

9

28.6

11

17.5

0.433

 8–16 days

7

34.3

24

38.1

  > 16 days

15

37.1

28

44.4