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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and primary health institutions preference outcomes (N = 484)

From: Primary health institutions preference by hypertensive patients: effect of distance, trust and quality of management in the rural Heilongjiang province of China

VariablesN (% of 484)Primary health institutions preference n (% of 428)Non-primary health institution preference n (% of 56)p-Value
Gender   0.932
 Male179 (37.0)158 (32.6)21 (4.4) 
 Female305 (63.0)270 (55.8)35 (7.2) 
Age   0.038
 < =55156 (32.2)130 (26.9)26 (5.4) 
 55–65204 (42.1)183 (37.8)21 (4.3) 
 > =65124 (25.7)115 (23.8)9 (1.8) 
Education   0.083
 Junior high school education and below469 (96.9)417 (86.2)52 (10.7) 
 Above junior high school education15 (3.1)11 (2.3)3 (0.8) 
Insurance status   0.114
 No social health insurance39 (8.1)34 (7.0)5 (1.0) 
 New Cooperative Medical Scheme426 (88.0)380 (78.5)46 (9.5) 
 Other social health insurancea19 (3.9)14 (3.0)5 (1.0) 
Self-rated physical health   0.834
 Well245 (50.6)217 (44.8)28 (5.8) 
 Moderate157 (32.4)140 (28.9)17 (3.5) 
 Poor82 (17.0)71 (14.7)11 (2.3) 
The nearest health institutions   0.004
 Primary health institutions7 (1.45)3 (0.8)4 (0.8) 
 Non-primary health institution477 (98.55)425 (87.8)52 (10.6) 
Satisfaction with disease prevention carrying out by village doctors   0.002
 Satisfaction462 (95.5)413 (85.3)49 (10.1) 
 Dissatisfaction22 (4.5)15 (3.1)7 (1.5) 
Satisfaction with medical services carrying out by village doctors   0.001
 Satisfaction472 (97.5)421 (87.0)51 (10.5) 
 Dissatisfaction12 (2.5)7 (1.5)5 (1.0) 
Trust in village doctors   0.000
 Trust471 (97.3)421 (87.0)50 (10.3) 
 Distrust13 (2.7)7 (1.5)6 (1.2) 
Trust in doctors in township hospitals0.113
 Trust346 (71.5)311 (64.3)35 (7.2) 
 Distrust138 (28.5)117 (24.2)21 (4.3) 
Current status of hypertension management in primary health institutions
Knew that their hypertension treatment must be controlled by primary care institutions   0.108
 Yes239 (49.4)217 (44.8)22 (4.5) 
 No245 (50.6)211 (43.6)34 (7.1) 
Received hypertension education from primary care physicians over the past 6 months   0.152
 Yes259 (53.5)224 (46.3)35 (7.2) 
 No225 (46.5)204 (42.2)21 (4.3) 
Received telephone interviews from primary care physicians over the past 6 months   0.409
 Yes153 (31.6)138 (28.5)41 (8.5) 
 No331 (68.4)290 (59.9)15 (3.1) 
Received family visits from primary care physicians over the past 6 months   0.073
 Yes164 (33.9)151 (31.2)43 (8.9) 
 No320 (66.1)277 (57.2)13 (2.7) 
Being asked for return visits by primary care physicians over the past 6 months   0.012
 Yes249 (51.4)229 (47.3)20 (4.1) 
 No235 (48.6)199 (41.1)36 (7.5) 
  1. a Other social health insurance includes Medical Insurance for Urban Employees (MIUE), Medical Insurance for Urban Residents (MIUR), Full Public Expense, and Medical Insurance