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Table 1 Socio-demographic features by socioeconomic level

From: Who benefited from the New Rural Cooperative Medical System in China? A case study on Anhui Province

Variables N (%)
Poorest 20 % Quintile 2 Quintile 3 Quintile 4 Wealthiest 20 %
Gender      
 Male 940 (48.5) 944 (48.7) 949 (48.9) 955 (49.3) 939 (48.3)
 Female 1000 (51.5) 994 (51.3) 992 (51.1) 984 (50.7) 1004 (51.7)
Education      
 Under primary school 556 (28.7) 524 (27.0) 502 (25.9) 493 (25.4) 414 (21.3)
 Primary school 729 (37.6) 718 (37.0) 686 (35.3) 664 (34.2) 577 (29.7)
 Middle school 540 (27.8) 565 (29.2) 589 (30.3) 590 (30.4) 671 (34.5)
 High school or more 115 (5.9) 131 (6.8) 164 (8.4) 192 (9.9) 281 (14.5)
Age (years)      
 −14 367 (18.9) 362 (18.7) 340 (17.5) 342 (17.6) 241 (12.4)
 15–64 1288 (66.4) 1304 (67.3) 1363 (70.2) 1366 (70.4) 1518 (78.1)
 65+ 285 (14.7) 272 (14.0) 238 (12.3) 231 (11.9) 184 (9.5)