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Table 1 Variable assignment

From: A comparative study of patients’ satisfaction with different levels of hospitals in Beijing: why do patients prefer high-level hospitals?

Characteristics Variable Assignment
Patients’ satisfaction Y 1 = Dissatisfied; 2 = Satisfied
Type of hospital X1 0 = Core hospital; 1 = Cooperative hospital
Gender X2 0 = Male; 1 = Female
Age (years) X3 1 = 0–20; 2 = 21–40; 3 = 41–60; 4 = 61–80; 5 = 81–100
Household registration
 Urban area X4 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Suburbs X5 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Nonnative X6 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Residence time X7 1 = Within half a year; 2 = Half a year to 1 year; 3 = One to two years; 4 = More than 2 years
Current address
 Capital functional core area X8 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Urban functional development area X9 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 New area of urban development X10 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Ecological conservation development area X11 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Nonnative X12 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Chronic disease status X13 0 = No chronic diseases; 1 = Any chronic diseases
Characteristics Variable Assignment
Patient type X14 0 = Inpatient; 1 = Outpatient
Medical insurance type
 UEBMI X15 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 URBMI X16 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 NMI X17 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 NRCMS X18 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 CI X19 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Out of pocket X20 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Average monthly medical expenses (yuan) X21 1 = Less than 300; 2 = 301–500; 3 = 501–800; 4 = 801–1000; 5 = More than 1001
 Level of understanding of medical alliance policy X22 1 = Very little understanding; 2 = Little understanding; 3 = General understanding; 4 = Some understanding; 5 = High level of understanding
Method of understanding
 Media reports X23 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Community promotion X24 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Hospital promotion X25 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Recommendations from relatives and friends X26 0 = No; 1 = Yes
 Others X27 0 = No; 1 = Yes
  1. UEBMI Urban employee-based medical insurance, URBMI Urban resident-based medical insurance, NMI National medical insurance, NRCMS New rural cooperative medical scheme, CI Commercial insurance