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Table 2 Social-demographic characteristics of residents in Zhejiang and Qinghai province (n = 566)

From: Outpatient health-seeking behavior of residents in Zhejiang and Qinghai Province, China

Characteristics Zhejiang (n = 310) Qinghai (n = 256) Total (n = 566) p
Age (Mean/SD) 61.95 (14.45) 57.50 (13.52) 59.73 (27.97) 0.116
Self-report health score (Mean/SD) 71.28 (15.19) 69.51 (17.30) 70.40 (16.25) 0.001
Gender (%)     0.115
 Male 155 (50.00) 111 (43.36) 133 (46.68)
 Female 155 (50.00) 145 (56.64) 150 (53.32)
Residence (%)     0.250
 Rural 188 (60.65) 143 (55.86) 165.5 (58.25)
 Urban 122 (39.35) 113 (44.14) 117.5 (41.75)
Marital status (%)     0.765
 Never married 14 (4.52) 11 (4.30) 12.50 (4.41)
 Married 252 (81.29) 203 (79.30) 227.5 (80.29)
 Divorced or widowed 44 (14.19) 42 (16.41) 43 (15.30)
Education (%)     < 0.001
 Below primary school 29 (9.35) 99 (38.67) 64 (24.01)
 Primary school 126 (40.65) 53 (20.70) 89.5 (30.67)
 Junior middle school 89 (28.71) 66 (25.78) 77.5 (27.25)
 Senior middle school 38 (12.26) 24 (9.38) 31 (10.82)
 Junior College and above 28 (9.03) 14 (5.47) 21 (7.25)
Income tri-quantile (%)     0.778
 Low 103 (33.23) 92 (35.94) 97.5 (34.58)
 Middle 102 (32.90) 79 (30.86) 90.5 (31.88)
 High 105 (33.87) 85 (33.20) 95 (33.54)
Occupation (%)     0.007
 Student/Unemployed or semi-employed 78 (25.16) 57 (22.27) 67.5 (23.71)
 Farmer 120 (38.71) 135 (52.73) 127.5 (45.72)
 Worker/Clerk 59 (19.03) 33 (12.89) 46 (15.96)
 Administrator/Professional 53 (17.10) 31 (12.11) 42 (14.60)
Chronic diseases (%)     0.234
 Yes 241 (77.74) 188 (73.44) 214.5 (75.59)
 No 69 (22.26) 68 (26.56) 68.5 (24.41)
Self-report severity (%)     < 0.001
 Not severe 228 (73.55) 129 (50.39) 178.5 (61.97)
 Severe 82 (26.45) 127 (49.61) 104.5 (38.03)
Trust in medical staff (%)     0.687
 Very trusting 24 (7.74) 19 (7.42) 21.5 (7.58)
 Trusting 223 (71.94) 192 (75.00) 207.5 (73.47)
 General 63 (20.32) 45 (17.58) 54 (18.95)
Cognition of doctor-patient relationship (%)     < 0.001
 Friends 95 (30.65) 139 (54.30) 117 (42.47)
 Business 90 (29.03) 82 (32.03) 86 (30.53)
 Others 125 (40.32) 35 (13.67) 80 (27.00)
Hospital or doctor can solve health problems (%)     < 0.001
 No 286 (92.26) 190 (74.22) 238 (83.24)
 Yes 24 (7.74) 66 (25.78) 45 (16.76)
Distance(kilometer)     < 0.001
  < 1 172 (55.48) 192 (75.00) 182 (65.24)
 1- 59 (19.03) 33 (12.89) 46 (15.96)
 2- 27 (8.71) 20 (7.81) 23.5 (8.26)
  > 3 52 (16.77) 11 (4.30) 31.5 (10.54)