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Table 2 General characteristics of participants, by outpatients and inpatients

From: Validation of the patient-reported experience measure for care in Chinese hospitals (PREM-CCH)

  Outpatients (n=2293) Inpatients (n=1510) p value
% n % n  
Age (Mean±SD) 41.1±17.3 55.7±17.5 < 0.001
Age group (years)      < 0.001
 18–24 17.4 398 4.2 64  
 25–34 28.5 653 10.6 160  
 35–44 14.7 337 10.7 161  
 45–54 16.0 368 21.7 327  
55–64 10.6 242 18.5 279  
65 12.9 295 34.4 519  
Sex      < 0.001
 Men 37.2 854 50.4 761  
 Women 62.8 1439 49.6 749  
Educational level      < 0.001
 Primary school and below 18.8 431 40.1 605  
 Middle school 28.4 652 34.3 518  
 High school 15.0 344 12.1 183  
 College and above 37.8 866 13.5 204  
Income group      < 0.001
 First group 38.7 887 55.0 831  
 Second group 43.9 1007 33.2 502  
 Third group 14.8 340 10.0 151  
 Fourth group 1.5 35 1.0 15  
 Cannot tell 1.0 24 0.7 11  
Self-reported disease seriousness      < 0.001
 Not serious 21.8 500 7.9 119  
 Not very serious 14.9 342 8.1 123  
 Neither serious nor not serious 38.4 881 19.2 290  
 Rather serious 21.9 502 44.7 675  
 Very serious 3.0 68 20.1 303