Table 2

Descriptive statistics of personal characteristics
Dummy variables Descriptions Mean Standard deviation
Age dummy variables Sample person is between 18–30 years old, 1=Yes, 0=Otherwise 0.255 0.436
Sample person is between 31–45 years old, 1=Yes, 0=Otherwise 0.248 0.432
Sample person is between 46–55 years old, 1=Yes, 0=Otherwise 0.249 0.432
Gender dummy variable 1=Male, 0=Female 0.504 0.500
Marital status dummy variables 1=Unmarried, 0=Otherwise 0.017 0.129
1=Married, 0=Otherwise 0.910 0.286
1=Divorced, 0=Otherwise 0.026 0.158
1=Widowed, 0=Otherwise 0.045 0.207
Education dummy variables 1=Primary school or below, 0=Otherwise 0.094 0.292
1=Junior high school, 0=Otherwise 0.268 0.443
1=Senior high school, 0=Otherwise 0.260 0.439
1=Secondary, 0=Otherwise 0.098 0.297
1=College, 0=Otherwise 0.167 0.373
1=University, 0=Otherwise 0.106 0.307
Income dummy variables 1=Income is less than ¥3390, 0=Otherwise 0.121 0.326
1=Income is between ¥3390 and ¥5410, 0=Otherwise 0.124 0.330
1=Income is between ¥5411 and ¥7420, 0=Otherwise 0.124 0.329
1=Income is between ¥7421 and ¥9374, 0=Otherwise 0.126 0.332
1=Income is between ¥9375 and ¥11700, 0=Otherwise 0.124 0.330
1=Income is between ¥11701 and ¥15180, 0=Otherwise 0.127 0.333
1=Income is between ¥15180 and ¥21860, 0=Otherwise 0.127 0.333
Employment status dummy variables 1=Employees of state-owned enterprises, 0=Otherwise 0.328 0.469
1=Employees of various non-state-owned enterprises, 0=Otherwise 0.201 0.401
1=Urban self-employed and private entrepreneurs, 0=Otherwise 0.068 0.252
1=Homeworkers, 0=Otherwise 0.246 0.431
1=Unemployed, to be distributed or other non-employed, 0=Otherwise 0.020 0.139
1=Students, 0=Otherwise 0.042 0.202
1=Reemployment of retired or retired personnel, 0=Otherwise 0.023 0.150
Job occupation dummy variables 1=Professional and technical personnel, 0=Otherwise 0.028 0.164
1=Managers in government and government related enterprises, 0=Otherwise 0.141 0.348
1=The clerk and manager, 0=Otherwise 0.214 0.410
1=Commercial staff, 0=Otherwise 0.134 0.341
1=Service staff, 0=Otherwise 0.002 0.050
1=Farmers, animal husbandry and fishery workers, 0=Otherwise 0.103 0.304
1=Production workers, transport workers and associated personnel, 0=Otherwise 0.001 0.032
Health status dummy variable 1=Average level or above average level, 0=Otherwise 0.842 0.364
Medical insurance dummy variables 1=Medical insurance for local urban workers, 0=Otherwise 0.553 0.497
1=Medical insurance for local migrant workers, 0=Otherwise 0.003 0.056
1=Self-financing medical insurance sponsored by the company or unit, 0=Otherwise 0.055 0.229
1=Commercial medical insurance bought by employer, 0=Otherwise 0.005 0.072
1=Privately purchased commercial medical insurance, 0=Otherwise 0.057 0.232
1=Government funded health care reimbursement, 0=Otherwise 0.053 0.223
1=The new rural cooperative medical insurance, 0=Otherwise 0.055 0.228
1=Other medical insurance, 0=Otherwise 0.066 0.249
1=No medical insurance, 0=Otherwise 0.148 0.355
Reimbursement percentage of medical costs dummy variables 1=Reimbursement percentage of medical costs is 100%, 0=Otherwise 0.071 0.256
1=Reimbursement percentage of medical costs is between 70% and 99%, 0=Otherwise 0.175 0.380
1=Reimbursement percentage of medical costs is between 40% and 69%, 0=Otherwise 0.148 0.355
1=Reimbursement percentage of medical costs is between 20% and 39%, 0=Otherwise 0.060 0.238
1=Reimbursement percentage of medical costs is between 1% and 19%, 0=Otherwise 0.032 0.175
Severity of disease dummy variables 1=Not serious, 0=Otherwise 0.395 0.489
1=General, 0=Otherwise 0.448 0.497
1=Serious, 0=Otherwise 0.112 0.315
Stage of disease dummy variables 1=Emergency and serious disease, 0=Otherwise 0.158 0.364
1=Non-emergency disease at initial stage, 0=Otherwise 0.596 0.491
1=Non-emergency disease at medium stage, 0=Otherwise 0.151 0.358
1=Non-emergency stable disease at late stage, 0=Otherwise 0.095 0.293

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