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Table 3 Demographic characteristics for exemplars in each factor

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

   Factor 1 (n = 19) Factor 2 (n = 25) Factor 3 (n = 16) Factor 4 (n = 6) Factor 5 (n = 4)
Gender Male 7 8 10 6 3
Female 12 17 6 0 1
Age < 40 4 13 12 1 3
40–60 7 4 3 3 1
60+ 8 8 1 2 0
(Mean age) 55 43 34 52 30
Education background Under high school 3 6 3 1 0
High school 4 1 2 1 0
Secondary 3 1 1 3 1
College 3 4 2 1 1
University 6 13 8 0 2
Self-rating health state using EQ-5D 11111 8 7 8 4 0
11112 2 3 2 0 0
11121 3 5 1 0 1
11122 1 3 2 2 1
Other 5 6 3 0 2
Self-rating health score 80–100 10 17 9 3 3
60–80 8 4 7 3 1
< 60 1 3 0 0 0
Residence place City 12 13 10 2 3
Non-city 7 12 6 4 1
Region Southwest China 13 12 4 3 1
East China 5 4 7 3 2
North China 0 5 4 0 1
Other 1 4 1 0 0