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Table 1 Patients’ self-rated health status by different characteristics

From: Contribution of primary care to health: an individual level analysis from Tibet, China

Characteristics Poor health (%) (n = 802) Good health (%) (n = 584) P-valuea
Location    <0.01
 Urban 448 (64.7) 244 (35.3)  
 Rural 354 (51.0) 340 (49.0)  
Gender    <0.05
 Male 394 (61.4) 248 (38.6)  
 Female 408 (54.8) 336 (45.2)  
Age    <0.01
 ≤ 44 years 462 (54.6) 384 (45.4)  
 45–59 years 223 (59.0) 155 (41.0)  
 ≥ 60 years 117 (72.2) 45 (27.8)  
Education    <0.01
 Never attend school 337 (67.4) 163 (32.6)  
 Primary school 241 (55.9) 190 (44.1)  
 Junior high school and above 224 (49.2) 231 (50.8)  
Incomeb (annual household income)   0.76
 ≤ 31400RMB 561 (57.6) 413 (42.4)  
 > 31400RMB 241 (58.5) 171 (41.5)  
Marital status    0.25
 Singled 194 (60.6) 126 (39.4)  
 Married 608 (57.0) 458 (43.0)  
Depression    <0.01
 Yes 426 (78.2) 119 (21.8)  
 No 376 (44.7) 465 (55.3)  
Smoking    <0.01
 Current smoker 177 (64.6) 97 (35.4)  
 Ex-smoker 100 (64.1) 56 (35.9)  
 No smoker 525 (54.9) 431 (45.1)  
Drinking (times per week)   <0.01
 ≥ 3 199 (70.1) 85 (29.9)  
 1–2 145 (58.2) 104 (41.8)  
 0 458 (53.7) 395 (46.3)  
Exercise (times per week)    0.10
 ≥ 3 190 (53.4) 166 (46.6)  
 1–2 239 (58.0) 173 (42.0)  
 0 373 (60.4) 245 (39.6)  
  1. Poor health: people with low self-rated health (neutral, poor or very poor)
  2. Good health: people with high self-rated health (very good, good)
  3. a P-value by chi-square test. Significance level is 0.05
  4. bAverage annual household income was 31400 RMB among the participants