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Table 1 Basic characteristics of FDCS among patients with chronic diseases in rural Shandong, China, 2018

From: Family doctor contract services and health-related quality of life among patients with chronic diseases in rural China: what is the role of socioeconomic status?

Characteristic N (%) Contracting status P-value
Yes (%) No (%)
Observations(%) 1210 (100%) 355 (29.3) 855 (70.7)  
Age (Years)     0.395
  < 50 118 (9.75) 41 (34.8) 77 (65.2)  
 50–59 284 (23.47) 70 (24.6) 214 (75.4)  
 60–69 504 (41.65) 143 (71.6) 361 (28.4)  
  ≥ 70 304 (25.12) 101 (66.8) 203 (33.2)  
Gender     0.003
 Male 534 (44.1) 180 (33.7) 354 (66.3)  
 Female 676 (55.9) 175 (25.9) 501 (74.1)  
Educational attainment     0.000
 Primary education or below 798 (70.0) 205 (25.7) 593 (74.3)  
 Junior education 298 (24.6) 100 (33.6) 198 (66.4)  
 Senior education or above 114 (9.4) 50 (43.9) 64 (56.1)  
Household income a     0.002
 Q1 318 (26.3) 74 (23.3) 244 (76.7)  
 Q2 287 (23.7) 82 (28.6) 205 (71.4)  
 Q3 303 (25.0) 95 (31.3) 208 (69.7)  
 Q4 302 (25.0) 104 (34.4) 198 (65.6)  
Multiple chronic diseases     0.055
 No 855 (70.7) 237 (27.7) 618 (72.3)  
 Yes 355 (29.3) 118 (33.2) 237 (66.8)  
Employment status     0.058
 Unemployed 372 (30.7) 123 (33.1) 249 (66.9)  
 Employed 838 (69.3) 232 (27.7) 606 (72.3)  
Drinking status     0.000
 Never drinkers 772 (63.9) 194 (25.1) 578 (74.9)  
 Former drinkers 155 (12.8) 54 (34.8) 101 (65.2)  
 Current drinkers 283 (23.3) 106 (37.6) 176 (62.4)  
Physical exercise     0.000
 No 544 (45.0) 122 (22.4) 422 (77.6)  
 Yes 666 (55.0) 233 (35.0) 433 (65.0)  
Marital status     0.336
 Single 15 (1.2) 3 (20.0) 12 (80.0)  
 Married 1017 (84.1) 307 (30.2) 710 (69.8)  
 Others b 178 (14.7) 45 (25.3) 133 (74.7)  
Family members     0.276
 1 132 (10.9) 31 (23.5) 101 (76.5)  
 2 604 (49.9) 177 (29.3) 427 (70.7)  
 3 188 (15.6) 62 (33.0) 126 (67.0)  
  ≥ 4 286 (23.6) 85 (29.7) 201 (70.3)  
  1. Note: FDCS Family doctor contract services
  2. a Q1 was the poorest and Q4 was the richest
  3. b Others include those who are divorced and widowed