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Table 1 The socio-demographic states and health care service utilization between the contracted and un-contracted patients

From: Effect of family doctor contract services on patient perceived quality of primary care in southern China

Variables Scales Total
(NO. %; n = 828)
Contracted
(NO.%; n = 453)
Un-contracted
(NO. % n = 375)
χ2 p-value
Socio-demographic characteristics
 gender Male 310 (37.4) 174 (38.4) 136 (36.3) 0.40 0.564
Female 518 (62.6) 279 (61.6) 239 (63.7)   
 Age 18–34 55 (6.6) 17 (3.8) 38 (10.1) 38.11 < 0.001
35–59 237 (28.6) 102 (22.5) 135 (36.0)   
≥60 536 (64.7) 334 (73.7) 202 (53.9)   
 Marital status Yes 150 (18.1) 80 (17.7) 70 (18.7) 0.14 0.718
No 678 (81.9) 373 (82.3) 305 (81.3)   
 Education Junior high and lower 580 (70.0) 360 (79.5) 220 (58.7) 42.32 0.000
Senior high and above 248 (30.0) 93 (20.5) 155 (41.3)   
 Family monthly income ≥3000 RMB 532 (64.3) 320 (70.6) 212 (56.5) 17.77 0.000
< 3000 RMB 296 (35.7) 133 (29.4) 163 (43.5)   
Service utilization
 Self-evaluated physical health Good 283 (34.2) 149 (32.9) 134 (35.7) 0.73 0.418
Fair and poor 545 (65.8) 304 (67.1) 241 (64.3)   
 Patient satisfaction Satisfied 621 (75) 354 (78.1) 267 (71.2) 5.28 0.024
Unsatisfied 207 (25) 99 (21.9) 108 (28.8)   
 Proportion of medical expenditures to total Family expenditures < 10% 358 (43.2) 212 (46.8) 146 (38.9) 5.17 0.024
10%以上 470 (56.8) 241 (53.2) 229 (61.1)   
 Chronic conditions yes 434 (52.4) 248 (54.7) 186 (49.6) 3.27 0.195
no 393 (47.5) 205 (45.3) 188 (50.1)