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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Behavioural factors associated with diarrhea among adults over 18 years of age in Beijing, China

Demographic characteristics Number of people answering questions Number of people reporting diarrhea (%) Bivariate analysis (χ2 test) P-value
Gender     
Male 6246 1103(17.7) 0.188 0.664
Female 6690 1162(17.4)   
Age, years     
18~ 2683 534(19.9) 15.953 0.003
30~ 2526 435(17.2)   
40~ 2582 424(16.4)   
50~ 2631 427(16.2)   
60~ 2514 445(17.7)   
Education level     
Illiterate or literacy seldom 385 84(21.8) 24.115 <0.001
Primary school 1404 290(20.7)   
Junior high school 3638 648(17.8)   
Senior high school 3674 573(15.6)   
College and above 3835 670(17.5)   
Occupation     
Student 431 85(19.7) 15.076 0.129
Farmer 3772 670(17.8)   
Workers engaged in production or transportation 329 64(19.5)   
Enterprise or company staff 2111 353(16.7)   
Migrant workers 421 74(17.6)   
Commercial services personnel 1071 212(19.8)   
Civil servants or public institutions personnel 1228 199(16.2)   
Medical personnel 323 70(21.7)   
Retirees 2034 330(16.2)   
Housewife or jobseekers 981 167(17.0)   
Others 235 41(17.4)   
Living area     
Urban 6417 1079(16.8) 4.253 0.039
Rural 6519 1186(18.2)   
Total 12936 2265(17.5)