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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the 1617 respondents in the survey of survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

From: Social support and Quality of Life: a cross-sectional study on survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

Socio-demographic Characteristics n % Average in Shelters
(%)
National Average*(%)
Age     
   16 ~ 781 48.3 45.4 14.6
   25 ~ 184 11.4 11.9 13.5
   35 ~ 299 18.5 19.4 18.3
   45 ~ 181 11.2 11.8 15.0
   55 ~ 101 6.2 6.8 11.1
   65 ~ 71 4.4 4.7 9.5
Gender     
   Male 864 53.4 51.6 50.8
   Female 753 46.6 48.4 49.2
Marital Status     
   Married 768 47.5 50.2  
   Single 797 49.3 46.6  
   Other (widowed or divorced) 52 3.2 3.2  
Years of Education     
   0 ~ 9 723 44.7 42.9 80.0
   10 ~ 12 438 27.1 28.7 13.8
   Tertiary 456 28.2 28.4 6.2
Job     
   Employed 798 49.4 48.0  
   Unemployed 154 9.5 9.1  
   Full time students 665 41.4 42.9  
Region     
   One 385 23.8 24.2  
   Two 801 49.5 50.1  
   Three 431 26.7 25.7  
  1. * The National Average data came from the 2008 census published by the National Bureau of Statistics.