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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics (n = 933)

From: Applying SF-6D to measure health state utilities among the middle and old aged patients with hypertension in China

Variables N (%)
Gender  
Male 368 (39.4)
Female 565 (60.6)
Age*  
50–59 86 (9.2)
60–69 398 (42.7)
70–79 349 (37.4)
> 80 76 (8.1)
Education  
Illiteracy 451 (48.3)
Primary 278 (29.8)
Junior 160 (17.1)
Senior or above 44 (4.7)
Marital status  
Married 781 (83.7)
Others 152 (16.3)
Way of residence  
Living alone 115 (12.3)
Living with a spouse 587 (62.9)
Others 231 (24.8)
Occupation  
Farmers 763 (81.8)
Others 170 (18.2)
Household income (RMB)*  
< 5000 342 (36.7)
5000–9999 176 (18.9)
10,000–14,999 135 (14.5)
> 15000 280 (30.0)
Health expenditure (RMB)*  
< 2000 390 (41.8)
2000–3999 95 (10.2)
4000–5999 117 (12.5)
> 6000 250 (26.8)
Comorbid diseases  
1 552 (59.2)
2 301 (32.3)
> 3 80 (8.6)
Health insurance  
No 26 (2.8)
Yes 907 (97.2)
Hypertension stages  
normotensive 274 (29.4)
I 412 (44.2)
II 172 (18.4)
III 75 (8.0)
Duration of hypertension (Years)  
< 5 318 (34.1)
5–9 271 (29.0)
10–14 153 (16.4)
> 15 191 (20.5)
Non-pharmaceutical therapies  
Exercise  
No 467 (50.5)
Yes 466 (49.9)
Alimentary control  
No 154 (16.5)
Yes 779 (83.5)
Work-rest schedule  
No 154 (16.5)
Yes 779 (83.5)
Emotion control  
No 136 (14.6)
Yes 797 (85.4)
Pharmaceutical therapies  
Take medicine in one year  
No 112 (12.0)
Yes 821 (88.0)
Take medicine in two weeks  
No 209 (22.4)
Yes 724 (77.6)
Pharmaceutical Compliance  
Forget taking medicine *  
No 540 (63.6)
Yes 309 (36.4)
Drug discontinuation by patients themselves*  
No 699 (82.3)
Yes 150 (17.7)
Drug discontinuation for improvement*  
No 550 (64.8)
Yes 299 (35.2)
Drug discontinuation for deterioration*  
No 698 (82.2)
Yes 151 (17.8)
  1. Note: OECD Health Statistics 2018: (https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/health-data.htm)
  2. Monetary conversion rate: US$1 = RMB 6.2(2015) US$1 = RMB 6.6(2016); US$1 = RMB 6.8(2017);
  3. Others in Marital status: unmarried, divorced, widowed, etc.
  4. Others in Way of residence: live with friends, other relatives, aunts and uncles, children, etc.
  5. Others in Occupation: Work in a public institution such as government, hospital, school, etc. work in corporations, work in individual business etc.
  6. *Missing data