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Table 1 Sample description

From: Sense of coherence and associated factors among university students in China: cross-sectional evidence

Variables Categories Number (%)
Gender Male 948 (52.1)
Female 873 (47.9)
Father’s education High 810 (45.8)
Low 958 (54.2)
Having religious beliefs No 1521 (83.7)
Yes 297 (16.3)
Income sufficiency Sufficient 1466 (81.2)
Insufficient 339 (18.8)
Only-child Yes 1092 (60.0)
No 727 (40.0)
Birth place Countryside 596 (32.8)
Small city 623 (34.3)
Large citya 598 (32.9)
Subjective health Good 1648 (89.2)
Poor 200 (10.8)
Health awareness High 1232 (67.2)
Low 601 (32.8)
Nutrition importance Importance 1616 (89.3)
Unimportance 193 (10.7)
Physical activity < 1 a week 510 (28.5)
1–2 a week 872 (48.8)
≥ 3 a week 406 (22.7)
Weight satisfaction Satisfied 860 (47.4)
Dissatisfied 955 (52.6)
Good grade importance Important 1686 (92.8)
Unimportant 130 (7.2)
Performance compared with peers Better 640 (35.3)
The same 691 (38.1)
Worse 482 (26.6)
Having a partner Yes 567 (31.4)
No 1240 (68.6)
Social support Satisfied 1336 (73.0)
Dissatisfied 494 (27.0)
Relation with parents Good 1652 (89.5)
Poor 194 (10.5)
Relation with fellow students Good 1628 (88.1)
Poor 219 (11.9)
Relation with friends Good 1676 (90.6)
Poor 174 (9.4)
Isolation at university No 1531 (83.1)
Yes 312 (16.9)
Political situation Satisfied 1031 (56.1)
Dissatisfied 808 (43.9)
Sense of coherence scale score Weak (≤ 42) 953 (52.6)
Strong (> 42) 859 (47.4)
  Mean (SD)
Age 20.8 (2.2)
BMI 20.5 (2.7)
Perceived stress scale score 24.7 (7.7)
  1. aCities higher than county level