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Table 2 Respondents’ characteristics (N = 461)

From: Comparing the monetary value of a quality-adjusted life year from the payment card and the open-ended format

Characteristic Full sample PC OE
Mean ± SD or N (%) Mean ± SD or N (%) Mean ± SD or N (%)
n 461 (100%) 235 (51%) 226 (49%)
Age 32.86 ± 11.84 31.92 ± 11.27 33.84 ± 12.36
Gender
 Male 219 (48%) 110 (47%) 109 (48%)
 Female 242 (52%) 157 (53%) 117 (52%)
Educationa
 ≤ Primary school 29 (6%) 11 (5%) 18 (8%)
 Secondary school 76 (17%) 25 (11%) 51 (23%)
 High school 76 (17%) 39 (17%) 37 (16%)
 ≥ College 280 (61%) 160 (67%) 120 (53%)
Marital status
 Single 223 (48%) 105 (45%) 118 (52%)
 Married 235 (51%) 130 (56%) 105 (47%)
 Divorced/separated 2 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (1%)
 Widowed 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%)
Income
 ≤ 3000 162 (35%) 83 (35%) 79 (35%)
 3001–5000 173 (38%) 85 (36%) 88 (39%)
 > 5000 126 (27%) 67 (29%) 59 (26%)
 Health utility 0.95 ± 0.07 0.95 ± 0.06 0.94 ± 0.09
Hospitalization experience during the year
 Yes 20 (5%) 7 (3%) 14 (6%)
 No 441 (95%) 228 (97%) 213 (94%)
Health problems
 Yes 86 (19%) 44 (19%) 42 (19%)
 No 375 (81%) 191 (81%) 184 (81%)
  1. aIndicates there is significant difference between PC group and OE group on education