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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic variables

From: Can socio-economic differences explain low expectation of health services among HIV patients compared to non-HIV counterparts?

  Total sample HIV patients Non-HIV patients p*
(n = 1395) (n = 696) (n = 699)
n % n % n %
Age
  <=40 803 57.6 422 60.6 381 54.5 0.048
  41-60 502 36.0 236 33.9 266 38.1  
  > = 61 90 6.5 38 5.5 52 7.4  
Gender
  Female 549 39.4 270 38.8 279 39.9 0.709
  Male 846 60.6 426 61.2 420 60.1  
Ethnic group
  Han 1094 78.4 504 72.4 590 84.4 <0.001
  Other 301 21.6 192 27.6 109 15.6  
Religious affiliation        
  No 1149 82.4 522 75.0 627 89.7 <0.001
  Yes 246 17.6 174 25.0 72 10.3  
Place of residence
  Rural 758 54.3 490 70.4 268 38.3 <0.001
  Urban 637 45.7 206 29.6 431 61.7  
Marriage
  Single 282 20.2 159 22.8 123 17.6 <0.001
  Married/Cohabiting 935 67.0 383 55.0 552 79.0  
  Separated/Divorced/Widowed 178 12.8 154 22.1 24 3.4  
Family size
  1 58 4.2 52 7.5 6 0.9 <0.001
  2–4 1030 73.8 535 76.9 495 70.8  
  > = 5 307 22 109 15.7 198 28.3  
Education
  <=Primary school 306 21.9 144 20.7 162 23.2 <0.001
  Junior high school 668 47.9 296 42.5 371 53.3  
  Senior high school 311 22.3 158 22.7 152 21.8  
  > = University 110 7.9 98 14.1 11 1.6  
Occupation
  Government-employed 129 9.2 62 8.9 67 9.6 <0.001
  Enterprise-employed 499 35.8 256 36.8 243 34.8  
  Self-employed 213 15.3 176 25.3 37 5.3  
  Unemployed 554 39.7 202 29.0 352 50.4  
Household income (Yuan)
  <800 244 17.5 163 23.4 81 11.6 <0.001
  801–2000 322 23.1 177 25.4 145 20.8  
  2001–5000 417 29.9 184 26.4 233 33.3  
  5001–8000 239 17.1 88 12.6 151 21.6  
  > = 8001 173 12.4 84 12.1 89 12.7  
  1. *: All p values in the column were from Chi-squared tests