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Table 1 Distribution of respondents and the health knowledge sources

From: Residents’ satisfaction with primary medical and health services in Western China

Sample characteristic Level Number of respondents (n) Percentage (%)
Sex Male 1084 53.19
Female 954 46.81
Age 9~ 329 16.14
18~ 451 22.13
31~ 423 20.76
41~ 394 19.33
51~ 298 14.62
65~ 138 6.77
Blank 5 0.25
Region Lanzhou Chengguan 468 22.96
Lanzhou Gaolan 289 14.18
Pingliang 506 24.83
Wuwei 352 17.27
Zhangye 423 20.76
Registration Urban 826 40.53
Rural 1161 56.97
Alien permanent 32 1.57
Blank 19 0.93
Occupation Civil servant/enterprise and public institution/technician 362 17.76
Worker/migrant labourer/farmer 749 36.75
Retired/student 627 30.77
Unemployed/self-employed 179 8.78
Others 115 5.64
Blank 6 0.29
Education Elementary school 373 18.30
Junior high school 586 28.75
Senior high school 628 30.81
Bachelor’s 429 21.05
Master’s 12 0.59
Blank 10 0.49
Do you have hypertension Yes 230 11.29
No 1802 88.42
Blank 6 0.29
Do you have diabetes Yes 77 3.78
No 1954 95.88
Blank 7 0.34
Health knowledge sources Media 1777 87.19
Health information column 642 31.50
Community information column 681 33.42
Home health workers 404 19.82
pamphlets 630 30.91
Doctors 375 18.40
Residents 530 26.01
Others 120 5.89
Total   2038 100.00