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Table 6 Prevalence of smoking, frequent alcohol consumption and physical activity by age and gender in the respondents aged 18 years or older in China

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

  Male Female
  Smoking
N (%)
Frequently drinking alcohol*
N (%)
Regular exercise#
N (%)
Smoking
N (%)
Frequently drinking alcohol*
N (%)
Regular exercise#
N (%)
Age       
   18–34 8966 (41.8) 1656 (7.7) 2478 (11.5) 218 (1.0) 62 (0.3) 1961 (9.1)
   35–44 9504 (60.7) 2902 (18.6) 1525 (9.8) 409 (2.5) 183 (1.1) 1405 (8.7)
   45–54 9425 (62.4) 3517 (23.3) 1807 (12.0) 580 (3.9) 230 (1.5) 2015 (13.5)
   55–64 4842 (55.4) 1914 (21.9) 1723 (19.7) 464 (5.7) 147 (1.8) 1763 (21.5)
   ≥ 65 3807 (43.3) 1503 (17.1) 2399 (27.3) 728 (7.9) 176 (1.9) 1981 (21.4)
Residence       
   Rural 27245 (54.2) 8736 (17.4) 2789 (5.6) 1615 (3.3) 572 (1.2) 1759 (3.6)
   Urban 9299 (47.7) 2756 (14.1) 7143 (36.6) 784 (3.8) 226 (1.1) 7366 (35.5)
  1. * Note: Frequent drinker was defined as drinking ≥ 3 times per week.
  2. # Regularity of exercise was determined based on respondent's perception.