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Table 2 Characteristics of sampled patients and hospitals

From: How patients think about social responsibility of public hospitals in China?

Characteristic Number Percentage (%)
Patient characteristics (5385 patients in total) a
Age
 Younger than 65 years 3933 78.2
 65 years or older 1099 21.8
Sex
 Male 2505 47.1
 Female 2813 52.9
Insurance
 UEBMI 2179 42.8
 Other than UEBMI 2401 47.1
 No insurance 517 10.1
Visit category
 Outpatient 2723 52.0
 Inpatient 2509 48.0
Hospital characteristics (48 hospitals in total)
Region
 Eastern 15 31.3
 Central 16 33.3
 Western 17 35.4
Hospital size b
 Large 12 25.0
 Medium 19 39.6
 Small 17 35.4
  1. a Because of missing data, the sum of each category may not equal to the total number of patients (n = 5385)
  2. b Hospital size was determined by the number of beds: large = at least 500 beds; intermediate = 100–500 beds; small = under 100 beds