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Table 1 Social and demographic characteristics of unmarried rural-to-urban migrants in the three chosen cities in China

From: RH knowledge and service utilization among unmarried rural-to-urban migrants in three major cities, China

characteristics No. of Gender (%) Total
  Male (n = 1680) Female (n = 1732) (n = 3412)
Ethnic    
Han 1622 (96.6) 1648 (95.2) 3270 (95.6)
minority 56 (3.4) 84 (4.9) 140 (4.1)
Education    
Illiterate 14 (0.8) 20 (1.2) 34 (1.0)
Elementary school 46 (2.7) 194 (11.2) 240 (7.0)
Junior school 810 (48.2) 747 (43.1) 1557 (45.6)
high school/technical secondary school 640 (38.1) 582 (33.6) 1222 (35.8)
College and above 170 (10.1) 180 (10.9) 350 (10.3)
Age    
15-19 412 (24.5) 602 (34.8) 1014 (29.7)
20-24 1012 (60.3) 994 (57.4) 2006 (58.8)
25-29 198 (11.8) 110 (6.4) 308 (9.0)
≥30 58 (3.5) 26 (1.5) 84 (2.7)
Work Experience (years)    
Less than 1 261 (15.5) 254 (14.7) 515 (15.1)
1~ 430 (25.6) 470 (27.1) 900 (26.4)
2~ 312 (18.6) 338 (19.5) 650 (19.1)
3~ 341 (20.3) 416 (24.0) 757 (22.2)
5~ 228 (13.6) 178 (10.3) 406 (11.9)
≥10 year 108 (6.5) 76 (4.4) 184 (5.4)
Occupation    
construction 20 (1.2) 0 20 (0.6)
traffic and storage 28 (1.7) 0 28 (0.8)
communication 10 (0.6) 4 (0.2) 14 (0.4)
trade and food 358 (21.3) 570 (32.9) 928 (27.2)
real estate 6 (0.4) 8 (0.5) 14 (0.4)
finance and insurance 6 (0.4) 10 (0.6) 16 (0.5)
manufacturing enterprise 916 (54.5) 896 (51.7) 1812 (53.1)
social work 238 (14.2) 166 (9.6) 404 (11.8)
Self-employed a 98 (5.8) 78 (4.5) 176 (5.2)
Monthly income (RMB)    
Under 600 86 (5.1) 66 (3.8) 152 (4.5)
600~ 756 (45.0) 986 (56.9) 1742 (51.1)
1000~ 490 (29.2) 440 (25.4) 930 (27.3)
1500~ 192 (11.4) 188 (10.9) 380 (11.1)
above2000 156 (9.3) 52 (3.0) 208 (6.1)
Migrated type    
Inter province 960 (57.1) 950 (54.9) 1910 (56.0)
within province 720 (42.9) 782 (45.2) 1502 (44.0)
City    
Guangzhou 662 (39.4) 708 (40.9) 1370 (40.2)
Shenzhen 490 (29.2) 522 (30.1) 1012 (29.7)
Wuhan 528 (31.4) 502 (29.0) 1030 (30.2)
  1. Note: a . self-employment laborers refer to people who run a private small-scale business by themselves, such as vendors, rice-noodle sellers, food-shop owners, and tailor-shop owners.