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Table 5 Association of demographic characteristics and health seeking behavior among migrant workers who fell sick in the past two weeks

From: Factors associated with health-seeking behavior among migrant workers in Beijing, China

Characteristic Number of fallen sick Number of those who saw a doctor (%) χ 2 Pvalue
Gender     
   Female 157 58(36.9) 0.036 0.850
   Male 167 60(35.9)   
Age(years)     
   15-19 45 17(37.8) 0.827 0.975
   20-29 53 19(35.8)   
   30-39 48 21(43.8)   
   40-49 57 15(26.3)   
   50-59 61 23(37.7)   
   Over 60 60 23(38.3)   
Education     
   Illiteracy 53 12(22.6) 9.857 0.043
   Primary school 65 21(32.3)   
   Secondary school 145 55(37.9)   
   High school 51 24(47.1)   
   University/college degree 10 6(60.0)   
Occupation     
   Wholesale and retail 41 21(51.2) 10.699 0.098
   Lodging catering service 52 14(26.9)   
   Construction 40 10(25.0)   
   Manufacturing 46 15(32.6)   
   Transport, storage and postal 42 17(40.5)   
   Domestic service 58 26(44.8)   
   Others 45 15(33.3)   
Working hours per day(hours)     
   Less 8 70 34(48.6) 15.290 0.004
   8-9 60 27 (45.0)   
   10-11 56 23(41.1)   
   12-13 65 17(26.2)   
   Over 13 73 17(23.3)   
Monthly household income per capita (RMB)     
   Less 250 65 10(15.4) 37.198 0.000
   251-500 59 15(25.4)   
   501-750 51 16(31.4)   
   751-1000 63 26(41.3)   
   1001-1250 46 25(54.3)   
   Over 1250 40 26(65.0)   
Duration of stay in Beijing(years)     
   Less 1 89 25(28.1) 4.075 0.130
   1-5 123 51(41.5)   
   Over 5 112 42(37.5)   
Insurance coverage     
   Yes 20 14(70.0) 10.380 0.001
   No 304 104(34.2)   
  1. Note: 309 (324 incidents) of the total respondents fell ill within the past two weeks(n = 324).