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Table 3 The comparison of demographic characteristics between those who signed and did not sign up for contract service

From: The impact of contract service policy and doctor communication skills on rural patient-doctor trust relationship in the village clinics of three counties

Variables Signed (N = 358) Not signed (N = 216) p-value
Gender 1.15 ± 0.05 1.14 ± 0.49 t = −1.47, p = 0.93
Identity 1.07 ± 0.27 1.09 ± 0.29 t = 0.60, p = 0.27
Age 2.32 ± 0.67 2.24 ± 0.68 t = − 1,33, p = 0.91
Education status 1.94 ± 0.75 1.88 ± 0.73 t = − 1.04, p = 0.85
Marital status 1.20 ± 0.58 1.13 ± 0.47 t = − 1.42, p = 0.92
Family income (Yuan) 1.88 ± 0.71 1.91 ± 0.67 t = 0.54, p = 0.30
Medicine expenditure in one year 2.23 ± 1.08 2.09 ± 1.14 t = − 1.49, p = 0.93