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Table 1 Description of sample characteristics

From: Belief in and use of traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai older adults: a cross-sectional study

Sample size3418
Belief on and Use of Traditional Medicine
 Belief on Traditional Medicine (yes = 1, no = 0)46.6%
 Use of Traditional Medicine (yes = 1, no = 0)45.9%
Demographics
 Gender (male = 1, female = 0)47.6%
 Mean age (range: 50–100)68.9 (sd = 10.3)
 Residence (urban = 1, rural = 0)87.3%
Medical factors
 Hypertension (yes = 1, no = 0)48.0%
 Cardiovascular diseases (yes = 1, no = 0)23.6%
 Stroke (yes = 1, no = 0)5.8%
 Pneumonia/ … / asthma (yes = 1, no = 0)11.9%
 Diabetes (yes = 1, no = 0)11.1%
 Depression (yes = 1, no = 0)1.1%
 Cancer (yes = 1, no = 0)2.5%
 Prostatitis (yes = 1, no = 0)5.0%
 Osteoporosis/osteoarthritis (yes = 1, no = 0)20.7%
 Fracture (yes = 1, no = 0)4.6%
 Parkinson’s disease (yes = 1, no = 0)0.7%
 Nervous system disease (yes = 1, no = 0)5.5%
Socioeconomics
 Education: Primary school or below28.0%
 Middle school32.8%
 High/polytechnic school25.7%
 Colleague or above.13.4%
 Monthly income (range: 0–10,000 Yuan)2484.2
 Main occupation: Professional/administrative21.0%
 Clerk/service19.5%
 Physical labor46.8%
 Other12.8%
Relational and contextual factors
 Spouse accompany (yes = 1, no = 0)77.8%
 Average number of strong ties to confide4.0 (sd = 3.8)
 Knowing medical staff (yes = 1, no = 0)17.0%
 Average number of community facilities5.3 (sd = 2.3)
 GDP per capita in the district (unit: 10,000 Yuan)10.6 (sd = 4.5)
 Medical staff per 10,000 residents in the district97.6 (sd = 66.2)
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