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Table 4 Association between health institutions and CD health knowledge

From: Chronic disease knowledge and its determinants among chronically ill adults in rural areas of Shanxi Province in China: a cross-sectional study

Health institutions Participants Received health information related to CDs from doctors Group1* Group2** Received self-care instructions from doctors Group1* Group2**
  N N % N % N % N % N % N %
Village clinics 471 233 49.47 19 8.150 214 91.85 372 78.98 26 6.99 346 93.01
Township hospitals 265 249 93.96 191 76.71 58 23.29 255 96.23 195 76.47 60 23.53
County hospitals 124 109 87.90 42 38.53 67 61.47 105 84.68 41 39.05 64 60.59
No fixed health institutions a 200 46 23.00 0 0 46 100 31 15.50 1 3.23 30 96.77
  1. Note: a. no fixed health institutions mean that participants do not see a doctor regularly in a fixed health institution. * the group of participants having adequate health knowledge of CDs. ** the group of participants having inadequate health knowledge of CD