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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Using Chinese Version of MYMOP in Chinese Medicine Evaluation: Validity, Responsiveness and Minimally Important Change

   n %
Gender Male 44 16.2
  Female 228 83.8
Age <20 12 4.4
  20-29 37 13.6
  30-39 60 22.1
  40-49 61 22.4
  50-59 58 21.3
  60-69 26 9.6
  70-79 16 5.9
  >79 2 0.7
Highest Education Attained Never received formal education/attended kindergarten 2 0.7
  Completed primary school 42 15.4
  Completed junior high school 60 22.1
  Completed high school 94 34.6
  Completed post-secondary education 29 10.7
  Completed undergraduate education 31 11.4
  Completed postgraduate education 14 5.1
Marital Status Never married 84 30.9
  Married 155 57.0
  Widowed 8 2.9
  Divorced/Separated 21 7.7
  Refused to answer 4 1.5
Employment status Employed full time 104 38.2
  Employed part time 29 10.7
  Unemployed 136 50.0
  Refused to answer 3 1.1
Current attendance to full time education course Yes 23 8.4
  No 239 87.9
  Refused to answer 10 3.7
Self reported chronic disease status as diagnosed by a western allopathic doctor Hypertension 45 16.5
  Diabetes 19 7.0
  Any heart diseases 16 5.9
  Stroke 11 4.0
  Asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other chronic respiratory diseases 31 11.4
  Arthritis or any other chronic joint diseases 72 26.5
  Depression, anxiety disorder or any other psychiatric diseases 41 15.1
Health services utilization in the past month Attended Chinese medicine consultation 222 81.6
  Attended western medicine consultation 134 49.3