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Table 4 Association of demographic data and APAIS sub-scores and total score

From: Evaluation of preoperative anxiety and fear of anesthesia using APAIS score

  n APAIS scale
Anxiety score Information wish score Total score
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Age (years)
 r 499 − 0.092 − 0.241 − 0.181
 p 0.059 0.001** 0.001**
Gender
 Female 239 4–20 (6) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (14)
7.77 ± 4.24 7.82 ± 1.96 15.58 ± 5.27
 Male 260 4–20 (4) 2–10 (8) 6–29 (13)
5.81 ± 2.90 7.69 ± 2.09 13.50 ± 4.03
p a   0.001** 0.461 0.001**
Education
 Primary school 225 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (13)
6.66 ± 3.80 7.25 ± 2.13 13.91 ± 4.98
 Secondary school 60 4–18 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–26 (13)
6.03 ± 3.28 7.75 ± 1.97 13.78 ± 4.20
 High school 116 4–20 (6) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (14)
6.87 ± 3.53 8.09 ± 1.72 14.96 ± 4.35
 University and above 98 4–20 (6) 2–10 (9) 6–29 (14)
7.24 ± 4.00 8.51 ± 1.88 15.76 ± 4.85
 pb   0.188 0.001** 0.001**
  1. aMann–Whitney U Test; b Kruskall–Wallis Test; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; r Spearman’s correlation
  2. SD standard deviation, n number