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Table 2 Study sample characteristics in comparison with rural Chinese population aged 16 or more

From: Rural population’s preferences matter: a value set for the EQ-5D-3L health states for China’s rural population

Characteristic Study sample (N = 1173) Rural Chinese population aged 16 or more*
Sex
Male 49.53 50.44
Female 50.47 49.56
Age
16–20 8.53 9.34
21–30 16.54 18.13
31–40 19.27 18.79
41–50 21.31 20.31
51–60 17.14 15.98
60 + 17.22 17.45
Ethnic group
Han 84.65 88.65
Minority 14.66 11.27
No answer 0.68 0.07
Education level
Primary and lower 24.21 41.61
High school 68.37 56.01
College and higher 7.42 2.38
Marital status
Unmarried 14.07 15.50
Married 81.42 80.18
Divorced 1.19 1.13
Widowed 3.24 3.19
Other 0.09  
Having chronic condition NA
Yes 25.83  
No 71.70  
Unclear 2.47  
Working status
Formal 13.13 NA
Temporary 10.91 NA
Freelance 17.05 NA
Retired 2.47 1.12
Student 6.31 4.53
Farmer 39.05 NA
Unemployed 10.57 11.43
Other 0.51 NA
Monthly incomea NA
0–1000 17.14  
1001–5000 53.45  
5001–10,000 16.03  
> 10,000 2.64  
Missing 10.74  
Self-reported health status NA
Very good 25.58  
Good 33.25  
Fair 37.34  
Poor 3.41  
Very poor 0.43  
EQ-5D-3L any problem NA
Mobility 5.29  
Self-care 2.30  
Usual activities 4.43  
Pain/discomfort 20.12  
Anxiety/depression 11.76  
  1. NA not available
  2. aRMB Renminbi, EQ-5D-3L three-level EuroQol five-dimensions
  3. *Source: National Bureau of Statistics, the 2010 population census of the People’s Republic of China