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Table 1 Characteristics of study population (%)

From: Child health insurance coverage: a survey among temporary and permanent residents in Shanghai

  All Residents
N = 1907
Temporary Residents
N = 960
Permanent Residents
N = 947
Children characteristics    
   Male 51.1 51.5 50.8
   Mean age (s.d.*2) 3.4(1.9) 3.4(1.9) 3.4(1.9)
   Self-perceived health status    
Good 52.0 47.7 56.2
Fair 42.3 45.6 38.9
Poor 5.7 6.7 4.9
   Illness within 2 weeks 18.3 15.4 21.2
   Hospitalization within 1 year 3.1 2.7 3.5
Parents characteristics    
   Average family income (Yuan/Month)    
Below 3000 40.3 53.1 27.2
3000–6000 42.0 35.0 49.0
Above 6000 17.7 11.9 23.8
   Mother's education    
Elementary school 5.4 10.2 0.5
High school 63.3 78.5 47.9
College 31.3 11.3 51.6
   Mother's occupation    
Labour 18.9 15.5 22.3
Official 17.5 7.0 28.1
Business 37.6 42.1 33.1
Unemployed 26.1 35.4 16.6
Father's education    
Elementary school 2.1 4.1 0.0
High school 59.0 76.6 41.2
College 38.9 19.3 58.8
Father's occupation    
Labour 27.2 24.9 29.5
Official 20.6 12.5 28.9
Business 49.7 60.6 38.6
Unemployed 2.5 2.0 3.0
Child living with parents only 60.7 66.8 54.6
  1. *Notes:
  2. 1. P-values are calculated from two-tailed chi-square test;
  3. 2. Standard deviation is reported in the parentheses.