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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of survey respondents

From: A study on the equality and benefit of China’s national health care system

Characteristic Proportion (%)
Cities Zhenjiang 19.3
Dongguan 16.8
Chengdu 24.8
Shenmu 21.1
Yinchuan 18.0
Age distribution 40 and Below 57.2
41–60 29.4
61 and Above 12.2
Not Available 1.2
Gender proportion Male 51.5
Groups Urban Workers 37.5
Urban Residents 28.0
Rural Residents 34.5
Occupational distribution Civil Servants and Staff of Public Institutions 20.4
Staff of Foreign-Funded and Private Enterprises 14.5
Staff without Fixed Employment 59.3
Retirees 5.8
Educational background Primary School and Below 15.8
Middle School 46.4
Junior College and Above 37.8
Household registration types Local 62.4
Non-Local 14.4
Not Available 23.2
One-year hospitalization rate Yes 10.2
No 87.1
Not Available 2.7
Take Exercise Frequently 27.8
Sometimes 52.6
Never 19.2
Not Available 0.4
Monthly health condition Very Good 16.4
Good 36.6
Average 38.8
Poor 6.1
Very Poor 0.8
Not Available 1.3
Incidence of chronic disease Yes 14.9
No 85.1
Two-week morbidity rate Yes 8.5
No 88.5
Not Available 3.0