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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and lifestyles of enrolled adult participants at the age of 18 to 80 years in rural Hanzhong, Shaanxi province in 2010 a

From: Association of obesity with socioeconomic status among adults of ages 18 to 80 years in rural Northwest China

Socio-demographic variablesb Female Male Total
Body mass index (BMI; kg/m2)* 22.91(3.22) 22.95 (5.52) 22.92 (4.17)
Waist circumference (WC; cm)* 78.08 (8.64) 81.37 (9.12) 79.22 (8.95)
Age (years)*    
   ≤44 664 (33.8) 317 (30.3) 981 (32.6)
   45 ~ 54 674 (34.3) 315 (30.1) 989 (32.9)
   ≥55 626 (31.9) 414 (39.6) 1040 (34.6)
Marriage status*    
   Married 1803 (98.7) 955 (95.7) 2758 (97.6)
   Single/divorced/widowed 24 (1.3) 43 (4.3) 67 (2.4)
Employment status*    
   Farming 1787 (90.7) 807 (77.3) 420 (13.9)
   No farming 183 (9.3) 237 (22.7) 2594 (86.1)
Level of education*    
   Low 627 (32.0) 177 (16.9) 804 (26.7)
   Middle 426 (21.7) 228 (21.8) 654 (21.7)
   High 908 (46.3) 642 (61.3) 1550 (51.5)
Annual net income per capita*    
   Low 517 (26.9) 323 (31.2) 840 (28.4)
   middle 659 (34.3) 299 (28.9) 958 (32.4)
   High 745 (38.8) 412 (39.8) 1157 (39.2)
Lifestyles c    
Farming frequency*    
   <3 times/week 677 (34.7) 408 (39.5) 1085 (35.8)
   ≥3 times/week 1274 (65.3) 624 (60.5) 1898 (63.6)
Hours of TV viewing*    
   <2 h/day 756 (40.1) 311 (30.3) 1067 (36.7)
   ≥2 h/day 1128 (59.9) 716 (69.6) 1844 (63.3)
Alcohol consumption*    
   0 times/week 1902 (97.8) 842 (81.7) 2744 (92.2)
   ≥1 times/week 43 (2.2) 188 (18.3) 231 (7.8)
Smoking frequency*    
   0 cigarette/day 1925 (99.2) 379 (36.4) 2304 (77.2)
   ≥1 cigarette/day 16 (0.8) 663 (63.6) 679 (22.8)
Vegetable and fruit consumption    
   <500 g/week 1411 (73.0) 761 (74.2) 2172 (73.5)
   ≥500 g/week 521 (27.0) 264 (25.8) 785 (26.5)
Total 1978 1052 3030
  1. aValues are given as mean (SD) or the number (percentage) of the study population across socio-demographic characteristics by gender.
  2. bMissing values for socio-demographic characteristics: 16 for Employment status, 75 for income, 22 for education, 205 for marriage, 20 for age.
  3. cMissing values for lifestyles: 73 for Vegetable and fruit consumption, 47 for Farming frequency and Smoking frequency, 55 for Alcohol consumption, 119 for Hours of TV viewing.
  4. *Denotes P < 0.05 for differences in socio-demographic characteristics and lifestyles by gender.