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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 110)

From: Exploring subjective constructions of health in China: a Q-methodological investigation

   Number (percentage)
Gender Male 57 (52%)
Female 53 (48%)
Age < 40 44 (40%)
40–60 35 (32%)
60+ 31 (28%)
Education background Under high school 20 (18%)
High school 14 (13%)
Secondary specialised 15 (14%)
College 18 (16%)
University 42 (38%)
Self-rating health status using EQ-5Da 11111 42 (38%)
11112 15 (14%)
11121 16 (15%)
11122 14 (13%)
Other 22 (20%)
Self-rating health score 80–100 69 (63%)
60–80 35 (32%)
< 60 5 (5%)
Residence place City 63 (57%)
Non-city 47 (43%)
Region Southwest China 54 (49%)
East China 34 (31%)
North China 13 (12%)
Other 9 (8%)
  1. aThe Chinese version of the EQ-5D-5 L questionnaire was provided to each participant to complete after the sorting exercise. One participant declared he did not have time for completing the questionnaire and his health status information was missing