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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of non-migrants and migrants

From: Rural-to-urban migration and its implication for new cooperative medical scheme coverage and utilization in China

   Non-migrants Migrantsa
Age (S.D)   42.7(23.4) 28.9(10.5)
    t = 62.801, P < 0.001
Gender (%) Male 48.4 60.0
  Female 51.6 40.0
    χ 2 = 441.876, df = 1, P < 0.001
Marriage Status (%) Unmarried 28.4 40.2
  Married 62.9 58.4
  Divorced 0.3 0.9
  Widowed 8.4 0.5
    χ 2 = 1346.186, df = 3, P < 0.001
Highest level of education (%) Illiteracy 36.7 3.2
  Primary school 37.4 29.8
  Middle school 20.5 49.2
  High school 5.1 12.9
  College and above 0.3 4.9
    χ 2 = 6735.647, df = 5, P < 0.001
  1. a. Migrant here is defined as an individual who move from the place where his/her hukou is to another place for at least six months in order to work or live in 2006.