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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