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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 size 3418
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 below 28.0%
 Middle school 32.8%
 High/polytechnic school 25.7%
 Colleague or above. 13.4%
 Monthly income (range: 0–10,000 Yuan) 2484.2
 Main occupation: Professional/administrative 21.0%
 Clerk/service 19.5%
 Physical labor 46.8%
 Other 12.8%
Relational and contextual factors
 Spouse accompany (yes = 1, no = 0) 77.8%
 Average number of strong ties to confide 4.0 (sd = 3.8)
 Knowing medical staff (yes = 1, no = 0) 17.0%
 Average number of community facilities 5.3 (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 district 97.6 (sd = 66.2)