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Table 4 Baseline data analysis on the socioeconomic variables for patients

From: Vertical integrated service model: an educational intervention for chronic disease management and its effects in rural China – a study protocol

  Hypertension Diabetes
Intervention Control P-value Intervention Control P-value
N % N % N % N %
Mean (SD) age 62.21 (8.17) 62.70 (8.14) 0.24 61.95 (8.36) 61.35 (8.90) 0.23
Sex Male 329 43.5 309 40.4 0.23 193 30.2 180 31.3 0.71
female 427 56.5 455 59.6 446 69.8 396 68.8
Marital status Single 104 13.8 126 16.5 0.15 82 12.9 84 14.6 0.40
Married 649 86.2 637 83.5 566 87.1 490 85.4
Education Lower educationa 518 68.6 550 72.2 0.13 465 72.8 420 73.0 0.95
Higher educationb 237 31.4 212 27.8 174 27.2 155 27.0
Occupation Farming or house working 616 81.5 645 84.8 0.10 520 81.6 481 83.8 0.32
Non-farming or others 140 18.5 116 15.2 117 18.4 93 16.2
Healthcare insurance NRCMSc 704 93.1 678 89.2 0.24 571 89.5 493 86.2 0.37
UEMId 19 2.5 52 6.8 23 3.6 43 7.5
URMIe 21 2.8 21 2.8 38 6.0 29 5.1
Other types of insurance or no insurance 12 1.6 9 1.2 6 0.9 7 1.2
  1. a. Lower education Primary school education or lower
  2. b. Higher education Middle school education or higher
  3. c. NRCMS New Rural Cooperative Medical System
  4. d. UEMI Urban Employee Medical Insurance
  5. e. URMI Urban Residents Medical Insurance
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