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Table 5 Assignment of demographic variables

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

Variable Reference group Assignment
Region Western zone Central province = 1; Eastern province = 2
Age < 45 45–59 years = 1; 60–75 years = 2; > 75 years = 3
Insurance Medical Insurance for Urban Employees Medical Insurance for Urban Residents = 1; Basic Medical Insurance for Urban and Rural Residents = 2; New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme = 3; Other = 4
Distance from the nearest health service institutions < 1 km 1–3 km = 1; ≥ 4 km = 2
Course of disease ≤ 3 years 4–10 years = 1; 10–20 years = 2;
> 20 years = 3
Self-reported health status Bad Neither good nor bad = 1; Good = 2