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Table 3 Characteristics of the surveyed patients

From: Effect of trust in primary care physicians on patient satisfaction: a cross-sectional study among patients with hypertension in rural China

Characteristic N %
Region
 Eastern province 893 33.5
 Central province 885 33.2
 Western province 887 33.2
Gender
 Male 1002 37.6
 Female 1663 62.4
Age
 <  45 33 1.2
 45–59 483 18.1
 60–74 1533 57.5
 >  75 616 23.1
Marital Status
 Married 2138 80.2
 Other 527 19.8
Level of Education
 Primary or lower 2090 78.4
 Junior high school 462 17.3
 Senior high school or above 113 4.2
Insurance type
 Medical Insurance for Urban Employees 72 2.7
 Medical Insurance for Urban Residents 191 7.2
 Basic Medical Insurance for Urban and Rural Residents 636 23.9
 New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme 1741 65.3
 Other 25 0.9
Per-Capita Annual Household Income
 1 (≤ 1000 yuan) 571 21.4
 2 (1000–2160 yuan) 496 18.6
 3 (2161–4000 yuan) 549 20.6
 4 (4001–10,000 yuan) 557 20.9
 5 (> 10,000 yuan) 492 18.5
Distance from the nearest medical and health service institutions
 <  1 km 2075 77.9
 1–2.99 km 550 20.6
 ≥ 3 km 40 1.5
Course of disease
 ≤ 3 years 600 22.5
 4–10 years 1248 46.8
 11–20 years 664 24.9
 >  20 years 153 5.7
Self-reported health status
 Bad 624 23.4
 Neither good nor bad 1800 67.5
 Good 241 9.0
Blood pressure
 Controlled 1699 63.8
 Uncontrolled 966 36.2
No. of visits in the past year
 < 4 1251 46.9
 ≥ 4 1414 53.1