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Table 1 Patients characteristics, health status, health utilization and patient visits’ characteristics between the two groups

From: Association between doctor-patient familiarity and patient-centred care during general practitioner's consultations: a direct observational study in Chinese primary care practice

  Familiar (N = 243) Unfamiliar (N = 202) p
  n % n %
Sex      0.185
  Male 92 37.9 89 44.1  
  Female 151 62.1 113 55.9  
Age(years)       < 0.001
   < 45 11 4.5 65 32.2  
  45–65 111 45.7 90 44.6  
  > 65 121 49.8 47 23.3  
Marital status       < 0.001
  Unmarried 0 0 21 10.4  
  Married 201 82.7 171 84.7  
  Divorced or widowed 42 17.3 10 5.0  
Education       < 0.001
  Primary school or below 121 49.81 80 39.6  
  Middle/high school 95 39.1 69 26.2  
  Bachelor’s degree or above 27 11.1 53 26.2  
Employment status       < 0.001
  Employed 21 8.6 85 42.1  
  Retired 207 85.2 98 48.5  
  Unemployed 15 6.2 19 9.4  
Monthly household Income (CNY)       < 0.001
   < 5000 199 81.9 125 61.9  
  5000–10,000 32 13.2 46 22.8  
  > 10,000 12 4.9 31 15.3  
Household status       < 0.001
  Local 225 92.6 136 67.3  
  Non-Local, residence time > 6 months 18 7.4 59 29.2  
  Non-Local, residence time < 6 months 0 0 7 3.5  
Social medical insurance
(N = 432)
      < 0.001
  Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance 189 78.4 106 55.5  
  Urban Residence Basic Medical Insurance 38 15.8 19 9.9  
  Basic Medical Insurance 9 3.7 49 25.7  
  Others (new rural cooperative medical system) 5 2.1 4 2.1  
  Without Medical Insurance 0 0 13 6.8  
Health status      0.024
  Poor 34 14.0 13 6.4  
  General 134 55.4 114 56.4  
  Good 74 30.6 75 37.1  
Chronic diseases       < 0.001
  Yes 213 87.7 116 57.4  
  No 30 12.3 86 42.6  
Number of visits in the CHC in last year       < 0.001
  1–2 5 2.1 56 27.7  
  ≥ 3 238 97.9 146 72.3  
Having a family doctor       < 0.001
  Yes 164 68.6 55 32.7  
  No 75 31.4 113 67.3  
Reasons for visits       < 0.001
  Acute illness 73 30.0 115 56.9  
  Chronic disease: follow up or refill a prescription 145 59.7 67 33.2  
  Chronic disease: flare up 4 1.6 5 2.5  
  Counseling for well care or disease care 20 8.2 10 5.0  
  Others (health examination, rehabilitation, etc 1 0.4 5 2.5