Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants (N=261)

Characteristicsn (%)Characteristicsn (%)
Age (years)Occupation
 <505 (1.9) Worker70 (26.8)
 50~5925 (9.6) Farmer98 (37.5)
 60~6983 (31.8) Teacher16 (6.1)
 70~7998 (37.5) Cadre43 (16.5)
 80~8947 (18.0) Individual household8 (3.1)
 ≥90~3 (1.2) Other* 26 (10.0)
GenderEthnic groups
 Male199 (76.2) Han253 (96.9)
 Female62 (23.8) Others8 (3.1)
MarriageIncome
 Unmarried4 (1.5) Poor54 (20.7)
 Married220 (84.3) Fair182 (69.7)
 Divorced3 (1.2) High25 (9.6)
 Widowed34 (13.0)
EducationMedical insurance
 Primary school114 (43.7) Self-paid27 (10.3)
 Junior middle school96 (36.8) Social medical insurance195 (74.7)
 High school36 (13.8) Commercial insurance4 (1.6)
 Junior college9 (3.4) Rural cooperative public medical service35 (13.4)
 Bachelor or above6 (2.3)
  • *Other occupations (not listed in the table, eg, doctor, nurse) are group together in the ‘other’.

  • †Is evaluated by patient himself/herself according to this/her perceptions.