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Table 2 Characteristics of selected samples and results of univariate analysis

From: Association of health-related private transfers with treatment compliance of musculoskeletal disorders in the rural elderly: evidence from an underdeveloped region of China

Variables Overall Treatment compliance for MSD P
Full Most Little or No
Age (Mean/SD) 70.27 (6.97) 70.11 (7.02) 70.23 (6.87) 70.75 (7.19) 0.666
Gender(n/%)      0.001
 Male 374 (43.85) 199 (62.78) 220 (55.28) 60 (43.48)  
 Female 479 (56.15) 118 (37.22) 178 (44.72) 78 (56.52)  
Duration (Mean/SD) 11.56 (10.24) 11.15 (9.02) 11.48 (10.23) 12.76 (12.64) 0.299
ADL (Mean/SD) 11.64 (0.12) 12.23 (0.23) 11.31 (0.17) 11.22 (0.27) < 0.01
Comorbidities(n/%)      0.014
 One type 147 (17.23) 67 (21.14) 65 (16.33) 67 (21.14)  
 Two types 246 (28.84) 90 (28.39) 122 (30.65) 90 (28.39)  
 Three types 256 (30.01) 78 (24.61) 124 (31.16) 78 (24.61)  
 Four types or more 204 (23.92) 82 (25.87) 87 (21.86) 82 (25.87)  
Marital status(n/%)      0.025
 Single 226 (26.49) 97 (42.92) 88 (38.94) 41 (18.14)  
 Partnered 627 (73.51) 220 (35.09) 310 (49.44) 97 (15.47)  
Education(n/%)      0.029
 Illiteracy 306 (35.87) 112 (35.33) 151 (37.94) 43 (31.16)  
 Primary school 392 (45.96) 158 (49.84) 176 (44.22) 58 (42.03)  
 Junior middle school and above 155 (18.17) 47 (14.83) 71 (17.84) 31 (26.81)  
Job(n/%)      0.64
 Yes 494 (57.91) 187 (58.99) 232 (58.29) 75 (54.35)  
 No 359 (42.09) 130 (41.01) 166 (41.71) 63 (45.65)  
SRH (n/%)      0.197
 Good 61 (7.15) 13 (21.31) 34 (55.74) 14 (22.95)  
 General 170 (19.93) 63 (37.06) 76 (44.71) 31 (18.24)  
 Poor 475 (55.69) 184 (38.74) 221 (46.53) 70 (14.74)  
 Very poor 147 (17.23) 57 (38.78) 67 (45.58) 23 (15.65)  
Poverty(n/%)      0.001
 Yes 423 (49.59) 183 (43.26) 179 (42.32) 61 (14.42)  
 No 430 (50.41) 134 (31.16) 219 (50.93) 77 (17.91)  
Living arrangements(n/%)      0.264
 Living alone or living with wife 467 (54.75) 159 (50.16) 226 (56.78) 82 (59.42)  
 Living with grandchildren 125 (14.65) 50 (15.77) 59 (14.82) 16 (11.59)  
 Living with children and grandchildren 261 (30.6) 108 (34.07) 113 (28.39) 40 (28.99)  
HRPTs(n/%)      0.282
 None 336 (39.39) 117 (36.91) 152 (38.19) 67 (48.55)  
 ACTs_only 247 (28.96) 91 (28.71) 122 (30.65) 34 (24.64)  
 RFTs_only 117 (13.72) 44 (13.88) 57 (14.32) 16 (11.59)  
 Both 153 (17.94) 65 (20.5) 67 (16.83) 21 (15.22)  
  1. Age, Duration, Comorbidity, and ADL used one-way ANOVA, while the other variables used the Chi-square test