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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 2183 participants from Guangdong province

From: Associations between risk perception, spontaneous adaptation behavior to heat waves and heatstroke in Guangdong province, China

  Heatstroke experience χ 2 P
Yes (n=2,034) No (n=149)
N (%) N (%)
Gender    0.06 0.805
  Male 1,087 (93.3) 78 (6.7)
  Female 947 (93.0) 71 (7.0)
Age (years)    3.81 0.580
  <20 168 (94.34) 10 (5.6)
  20–29 401 (93.3) 29 (6.7)
  30–39 495 (93.6) 34 (6.4)
  40–49 479 (93.6) 33 (6.5)
  50–59 282 (90.7) 29 (9.3)
  ≥60 209 (93.7) 14 (6.3)
Education    7.18 0.127
  Elementary school or lower 474 (91.2) 46 (8.9)
  Junior middle school 652 (92.6) 52 (7.4)
  Senior middle school or vocational school 493 (94.8) 27 (5.2)
  College or above 355 (94.7) 20 (5.3)
  Didn’t answer 60 (93.8) 4 (6.3)
Occupation    30.13 <0.001
  Agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry or fishing 449 (88.6) 58 (11.4)
  Service trade 417 (93.1) 31 (6.2)
  Person in charge of institute 145 (95.4) 7 (4.6)
  Technician 243 (96.4) 9 (3.6)
  Military or student 166 (93.3) 12 (6.7)
  Unemployment or retired 236 (92.6) 19 (7.5)
  Other 378 (96.7) 13 (3.3)
Family monthly income per person (yuan) 39.54 0.001
  < 500 246 (85.4) 42 (14.6)
  500–999 350 (91.4) 33 (8.6)
  1,000–1,999 396 (96.1) 16 (3.9)
  2,000–4,999 491 (94.6) 28 (5.4)
  5,000–9,999 159 (94.1) 10 (5.9)
  ≥10,000 64 (97.0) 2 (3.0)
  Don’t know or refused to answer 328 (94.8) 18 (5.2)
Residential area    38.60 <0.001
  Urban 1,028 (96.6) 36 (3.4)
  Rural 1,006 (89.9) 113 (10.1)