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Table 4 Univariate analysis of factors associated with patient satisfaction

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

Characteristic Classification Median
(Interquartile range)
Region Eastern province 51(18)
Central province 50(21)
Western province 47(24)
χ2 (p)   28.539 (< 0.001**)
Gender Male 51(22)
Female 49(19)
Z(p)   −3.480 (0.001**)
Age < 45 52(20)
45–59 50(24)
60–75 50(22)
> 75 50(18)
χ2 (p)   7.424 (0.060)
Marital Status Married 50(22)
Other 49(20)
Z(p)   −0.138 (0.890)
Level of Education Primary or below 50(20)
Junior high school 48(24)
Senior high school and above 50(19)
χ2 (p)   2.645 (0.266)
Insurance Medical Insurance for Urban Employees 46(22)
Medical Insurance for Urban Residents 60(16)
Basic Medical Insurance for Urban and Rural Residents 49(18)
New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme 49(23)
Other 49(24)
χ2 (p)   71.755 (< 0.001**)
Per-Capita Annual Household Income Quintile 1 53(24)
2 50(23)
3 47(23)
4 50(18)
5 50(18)
χ2 (p)   13.490 (0.009**)
Distance from the nearest health service institution < 1 km 50(20)
1–3 km 49(22)
≥4 km 48(25)
χ2 (p)   14.553 (< 0.001**)
Course of disease ≤ 3 years 48(23)
4–10 years 50(21)
11–20 years 50(20)
> 20 years 50(18)
χ2 (p)   7.611 (0.055)
Self-reported health status Bad 49(20)
Neither good nor bad 50(20)
Good 48(24)
χ2 (p)   5.559 (0.062)
No. of visits in the past year < 4 52(22)
≥4 48(21)
Z(p)   −5.238 (< 0.001**)
  1. * <  0.05, ** <  0.01