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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in a surveyed town in Akita Prefecture, Japan (n = 11658)

From: Interest in dietary pattern, social capital, and psychological distress: a cross-sectional study in a rural Japanese community

Variables n %
Sex
  Male 5561 47.7
  Female 6097 52.3
Age
  30-39 yr 1698 14.6
  40-49 yr 2093 18.0
  50-59 yr 3198 27.4
  60-69 yr 2552 21.9
  70-79 yr 2117 18.2
Marital status
  Single 1018 8.7
  Married 10640 91.3
Educational background (years)
  Compulsary educationl (9 yr) 3172 27.2
  High school education (12 yr) 6370 54.6
  Junior colledge graduate (14 yr) 1317 11.3
  University graduate and higher (more than 16 yr) 799 6.9
Living alone
  Yes 551 4.7
  No 11107 95.3
Reciprocity
  Always 3521 30.2
  Often 6564 56.3
  Rarely 1319 11.3
  Never 254 2.2
Sense of community belonging
  Always 3352 30.5
  Often 6255 53.6
  Rarely 1512 13.0
  Never 359 3.1
Interest in dietary pattern
  Always/Often 10233 87.8
  Rarely/Never 1425 12.2
Frequency of intake of vegetables
  3 times 5534 47.5
  2 times 3307 28.4
  1 time 1699 14.6
  Never 1118 9.6
Frequency of intake of fruits
  3 times 674 5.8
  2 times 1170 10.0
  1 time 2468 21.2
  Never 7346 63.0
Psychological distress
  Low (K6 = < 13) 11262 96.6
  High (K6 > 13) 396 3.4