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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of Variables in the Analytic Sample1

From: Gender disparities in the education gradient in self-reported health across birth cohorts in China

  Frequency Percent
Gender
 Female 14,017 50.8%
 Male 13,563 49.2%
Self-rated health
 Good Health 22,450 81.4%
 Poor Health 5130 18.6%
Education Level2
 Less than MS (1~11 years) 13,977 50.7%
 Middle School (< 12 years) 8078 28.5%
 High School (12 years) 3396 12.3%
 Beyond HS (> 12 years) 2129 7.7%
Employed or Not
 Employed 11,970 43.4%
 Not Employed 15,610 56.6%
 Never 5212 18.9%
Frequency of physical exercise
 One time a month 303 1.1%
 Two or three times a month 952 3.45
 Two or three times a week 2455 8.9%
 Almost everyday 18,672 67.7%
  Mean Standard Deviation
Age 49.6 14.323
Education year 6.9 4.677
Log Family income 8.7 1.111
  1. 1This table reports sample statistics of 27,580 unique respondents
  2. 2The education level variable is for descriptive purpose only. We used the continuous variable (Education Year) in the analysis