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Table 2 Patients’ demographic characteristics

From: Does the medical insurance system play a real role in reducing catastrophic economic burden in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease in China? Implication for accurately targeting vulnerable characteristics

Variables Variable value Percentage (%)
CHE No 80.1
Yes 19.9
Participate in medical insurance scheme No 2.9
Yes 97.1
Gender of household head Female 49.8
Male 50.2
Marital status of household head Others 15.0
Married 85.0
Education level of household head Illiteracy 21.5
Elementary to junior high 59.4
High school and above 15.4
Family size 1 62.6
2–3 31.9
More than 3 people 5.5
Age of household head 45–54 32.5
55–64 33.2
65–74 23.5
More than75years old 8.7
Having members over 65 years old No 44.2
Yes 54.0
Combined with other chronic diseases No 39.6
1 35.5
2 21.3
3 3.6
Having hospitalized members No 87.1
Yes 12.2
Having disabled members No 3.1
Yes 92.3
Health satisfaction Very good 4.2
Good 19.1
Fair 48.8
Poor 20.5
Very poor 6.8
Household consumption per capital quintile Lowest 20.7
2 21.3
3 19.9
4 20.2
Highest 17.9
Region Eastern 33.7
Middle 46.3
Western 20.0
location Rural 75.1
Urban 24.9