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Table 4 Self-perceived overall physical and emotional wellbeing, illness, morbidity and quality of life by age and region in the male and female respondents aged 18 years or older in China

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

  Male Age Female Age Male Residence Female Residence
Quality of life < 65
N (%)
≥ 65
N (%)
< 65
N (%)
≥ 65
N (%)
Rural
N (%)
Urban
N (%)
Rural
N (%)
Urban
N (%)
Total N (denominator) 60955 8793 60835 9248 50232 19516 49355 20728
Perceived poor or very poor physical and emotional wellbeing 1905 (3.1) 1424 (16.2) 2589 (4.3) 1774 (19.2) 2419 (4.8) 910 (4.7) 3106 (6.3) 1257 (6.1)
Presence of illness in the last 2 weeks before the survey 7198 (11.8) 2667 (30.3) 9194 (15.1) 2991 (32.3) 7142 (14.2) 2723 (14.0) 8533 (17.3) 3652 (17.6)
Presence of physician diagnosed chronic disease in the last 6 months before the survey 6899 (11.3) 3533 (40.2) 8575 (14.1) 3801 (41.1) 6541 (13.0) 3891 (19.9) 7659 (15.5) 4717 (22.8)
Presence of mild to extremely severe problem in the last 30 days on any one of seven items below 13173 (21.6) 5580 (63.5) 16376 (26.9) 6627 (71.7) 13144 (26.2) 5609 (28.7) 15814 (32.0) 7189 (34.7)
   Washing or dressing yourself 1815 (3.0) 1656 (18.8) 2322 (3.8) 2111 (22.8) 2559 (5.1) 912 (4.7) 3291 (6.7) 1142 (5.5)
   Usual activities such as work, or housework 3113 (5.1) 2574 (29.3) 4320 (7.1) 3421 (37.0) 4179 (8.3) 1508 (7.7) 5584 (11.3) 2157 (10.4)
   Pain and physical discomfort 6219 (10.2) 3165 (36.0) 8688 (14.3) 4058 (43.9) 6689 (13.3) 2695 (13.8) 8880 (18.0) 3866 (18.7)
   Concentration or memory 4720 (7.7) 3595 (40.9) 6525 (10.7) 4457 (48.2) 5723 (11.4) 2592 (13.3) 7360 (14.9) 3622 (17.5)
   Recognizing a familiar person in 20 meter or more away (with glasses for people wearing glasses) 3248 (5.3) 3343 (38.0) 4352 (7.2) 4439 (48.0) 4634 (9.2) 1957 (10.0) 5973 (12.1) 2818 (13.6)
   Emotional discomfort due to restlessness 5531 (9.1) 2675 (30.4) 7525 (12.4) 3468 (37.5) 5668 (11.3) 2538 (13.0) 7479 (15.2) 3514 (17.0)
   Anxiety or depression 5476 (9.0) 2009 (22.9) 7171 (11.8) 2563 (27.7) 5260 (10.5) 2225 (11.4) 6845 (13.9) 2889 (13.9)