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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of rural residents investigated in Western China

From: Analysis of awareness of health knowledge among rural residents in Western China

Characteristics Participants (n = 1466) Percent (%)
Gender   
Male 583 39.8
Female 883 60.2
Age   
25 and blow 69 4.7
26 to35 178 12.1
36 to 45 156 10.6
46 to 55 226 15.4
56 to 65 347 23.7
66 and over 490 33.4
Education level   
less than 6 years of elementary education 597 40.7
Elementary 452 30.8
Middle school 329 22.4
high school and above 72 4.9
College 16 1.1
Occupation   
Farm 1098 74.9
Migrant workera 56 3.8
Self-employedb 55 3.8
Factory workers 53 3.6
Retirement 74 5.0
Others 130 8.9
Distance from home to nearest medical institutions   
Less than 1 km or equal to 1 km 1253 85.5
Further than 213 14.5
Annul disposable household income group c   
Less than CNY 22000 1017 69.8
CNY 22001 to CNY 29000 132 9.0
CNY 29001 to CNY 37000 136 9.0
CNY 37001 to CNY 48000 61 4.1
CNY 48001 and above 120 8.1
  1. Note: amigrant worker indicates rural citizens who leave their villages and go into the cities to do off-farm work.
  2. bself-employed laborers refer to people who run a private, small-scale business, such as vendors, food-shop owners, repair-shop owners, and rice-noodle sellers.
  3. Creference to 2012 China statistical yearbook.