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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey respondents aged 18 years or older in China

From: Male and Female Adult Population Health Status in China: A Cross-Sectional National Survey

Variables Total
N (% of 139831)
Male
N (% of 69748)
Female
N (% of 70083)
Age    
   18–34 43055 (30.8) 21475 (30.8) 21580 (30.8)
   35–44 31770 (22.7) 15646 (22.5) 16124 (23.0)
   45–54 30023 (21.5) 15088 (21.6) 14935 (21.3)
   55–64 16942 (12.1) 8746 (12.5) 8196 (11.7)
   ≥ 65 18041 (12.9) 8793 (12.6) 9248 (13.2)
Marital status    
   Married 112274 (80.3) 55622 (79.8) 56652 (80.8)
   Unmarried 16736 (12.0) 10324 (14.8) 6412 (9.2)
   Divorce 1584 (1.1) 938 (1.3) 646 (0.9)
   Widow 9237 (6.6) 2864 (4.1) 6373 (9.1)
Education    
   Illiterate 27905 (20.0) 8494 (12.2) 19411 (27.7)
   Elementary school 38332 (27.4) 19374 (27.7) 18958 (27.1)
   Junior high school 45654 (32.7) 25788 (37.0) 19866 (28.3)
   Senior high school 15024 (10.7) 8787 (12.6) 6237 (8.9)
   College or university 12916 (9.2) 7305 (10.5) 5611 (8.0)
Residence area    
   Urban 40244 (28.8) 19516 (28.0) 20728 (29.6)
   Rural 99587 (71.2) 50232 (72.0) 49355 (70.4)
Region of China    
   East of China 48554 (34.7) 23957 (34.4) 24597 (35.1)
   Middle of China 39056 (27.9) 19541 (28.0) 19515 (27.8)
   West of China 52221 (37.4) 26250 (37.6) 25971 (37.1)