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Table 3 Influencing factors of Health knowledge level of rural residents in Western China

From: Analysis of awareness of health knowledge among rural residents in Western China

Factors Population average score F P
Gender Male 4.67 0.145 0.703
Female 4.62
Age 25 and blow 6.13 43.583 0.000
26 to35 5.72
36 to 45 5.41
46 to 55 4.91
56 to 65 4.60
66 and over 3.70
Educational level less than 6 years of elementary education 4.12 16.522 0.000
Elementary 4.92
Middle school 4.99
high school 5.17
College and above 5.58
Employment status Farm 4.57 1.937 0.085
Migrant workera 4.95
Self-employedb 4.87
Factory workers 5.23
Retirement 5.05
Others 4.54
Distance from home to nearest medical institutions Less than 1 km or equal to 1 km 4.70 6.071 0.014
Further than 4.30
Annul disposable household income group c Less than CNY 22000 5.35 120.590 0.000
CNY 22001 to CNY 29000 3.42
CNY 29001 to CNY 37000 3.20
CNY 37001 to CNY 48000 2.92
CNY 48001 and above 2.48
  1. Note: amigrant worker indicates rural citizens who leave their villages and go into the cities to do off-farm work.
  2. bself-employed laborers refer to people who run a private, small-scale business , such as vendors, food-shop owners, repair-shop owners, and rice-noodle sellers.
  3. Creference to 2012 China statistical yearbook.