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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of rural adults with CDs in Shanxi Province of China

From: Chronic disease knowledge and its determinants among chronically ill adults in rural areas of Shanxi Province in China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Participants
(n = 1060)
Percent
(%)
Gender   
Male 340 32.10
Female 720 67.90
Age   
30-39 19 1.79
40-49 101 9.53
50-59 311 29.34
60-69 386 36.42
70- 243 22.92
Education level   
less than 6 years elementary study 398 37.50
Elementary 365 34.40
Middle school 236 22.30
high school and above 61 5.80
Chronic diseases   
Hypertension 874 82.50
Diabetes 186 17.50
Marital Status   
Unmarried 11 1.00
Married 878 82.80
Divorced 7 0.70
Widowed 164 15.50
Occupation   
Farmer 724 68.30
migrant worker a 19 1.80
self-employed b 15 1.40
factory workers 90 8.50
no work 212 20.00
Family history of chronic diseases  
Yes 347 32.74
no 713 67.26
Length of illness(hypertension/T2D)   
1-5 523 49.34
6-10 316 29.81
11-15 118 11.13
16- 103 9.72
  1. Note: a. migrant worker means the rural people leave their villages and go into the cities to do an off-farm work. b. self-employment labourers refer to people who run a private small-scale business by themselves, such as vendors, food-shop owners, repair-shop owners and rice-noodle sellers