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Table 2 Demographic characteristic of the sample of the field test

From: Development and validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument

  Number of subjects (%)
Demographics Healthy Subjects Patient subjects All Subjects
   Out-patients In-patients  
No. of subjects 80 (29.3%) 91 (33.3%) 102 (37.3%) 273 (100%)
Source of sampling:     
Northern China 33 (41.3%) 34 (37.4%) 34 (33.3%) 101 (37.0%)
Southern China 47 (58.8%) 57 (62.6%) 68 (66.7%) 172 (63.0%)
Gender     
Male 40 (50.0%) 46 (50.5%) 51 (50.0%) 137 (50.2%)
Female 40 (50.0%) 45 (49.5%) 51 (50.0%) 136 (49.8%)
Age (Years)     
Mean (SD) 38.8 (14.1) 39.1 (14.0) 40.6 (14.6) 39.6 (14.1)
range 18–68 18–65 19–67 18–68
Ethnic group     
Han 74 (92.5%) 84 (92.3%) 95 (93.1%) 253 (92.7%)
Hui 4 (5.0%) 6 (6.6%) 5 (4.9%) 15 (5.5%)
Others 2 (2.5%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (2.0%) 5 (1.8%)
Marital status     
Single 30 (37.5%) 26 (28.6%) 21 (20.5%) 77 (28.2%)
Married 48 (60.0%) 60 (65.9%) 71 (69.6%) 179 (65.6%)
Partnered 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.1%) 5 (4.9%) 6 (2.2%)
Separated/Divorced 1 (1.25%) 1 (1.1%) 1 (1.0%) 3 (1.1%)
Widowed 1 (1.25%) 2 (2.2%) 2 (2.0%) 5 (1.8%)
Missing 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (2.0%) 3 (1.1%)
Education level     
Primary school 2 (2.5%) 6 (6.6%) 10 (9.8%) 18 (6.6%)
Middle school 9 (11.25%) 28 (30.8%) 21(20.6%) 58 (21.2%)
High school 9 (11.25%) 12 (13.2%) 26 (25.5%) 47 (17.2%)
Technical school 5 (6.25%) 9 (9.9%) 13 (12.7%) 27 (9.9%)
College diploma or degree 11 (13.75%) 15 (16.5%) 16 (15.7%) 42 (15.4%)
University degree or above 44 (55.00%) 20 (22.0%) 15 (14.7%) 79 (28.9%)
Other 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.1%) 1 (1.0%) 2 (0.7%)
Occupation:     
Worker 10 (12.5%) 18 (19.8%) 22 (21.6%) 50 (18.3%)
Farmer 2 (2.5%) 8 (8.8%) 10 (9.8%) 20 (7.3%)
Professionals 32 (40.0%) 21 (23.1%) 12 (11.8%) 65 (23.8%)
Student 19 (23.8%) 13 (14.3%) 7 (6.9%) 39 (14.3%)
Unemployed 4 (5.0%) 4 (4.4%) 14 (13.7%) 22 (8.1%)
Other 11 (13.8%) 25 (27.5%) 33 (32.4%) 69 (25.3%)
Missing 2 (2.5%) 2 (2.2%) 4 (3.9%) 8 (2.9%)
Living Arrangements:     
City 62 (77.5) 51 (56.0%) 56 (54.9%) 169 (61.9%)
County 4 (5.0%) 14 (15.4%) 14 (13.7%) 32 (11.7%)
Town 1 (1.3%) 10 (11.0%) 13 (12.7%) 24 (8.8%)
Rural area 13 (16.3%) 14 (15.4%) 16 (15.7%) 43 (15.8%)
Missing 0 (0.0%) 2 (2.2%) 3 (2.9%) 5 (1.8%)
Self-reported health status:     
Very poor 0 (0.0) 2 (2.2%) 12 (11.8%) 14 (5.1%)
Poor 3 (3.8%) 15 (16.5%) 26 (25.5%) 44 (16.1%)
Neither poor nor good 20 (25.0%) 40 (44.0%) 38 (37.3%) 98 (35.9%)
Good 48 (60.0%) 30 (33.0%) 22 (21.6%) 100 (36.6%)
Very good 8 (10.0%) 4 (4.4%) 4 (3.9%) 16 (5.9%)
Missing 1 (1.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.4%)