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Table 1 Description of variables (N = 816)

From: Inequalities in health-related quality of life and the contribution from socioeconomic status: evidence from Tibet, China

VariablesTotal sample (N = 816)Female (N = 426)Male (N = 390)
N/mean%/SDN/mean%/SDN/mean%/SD
Age38.7418.8238.8918.9738.5718.68
Gender
 Female42652.21    
 Male39047.79    
Marital Status
 Unmarried27533.7014333.5713233.85
 Married54166.3028366.4325866.15
Smoking
 No36444.6121450.2315038.46
 Yes45255.3921249.7724061.54
Brush teeth every day
 No57069.8529068.0828071.79
 Yes24630.1513631.9211028.21
Medical examination
 No58872.0630270.8928673.33
 Yes22827.9412429.1110426.67
Distance
 Within three kilometers32239.4617942.0214336.67
 Three kilometres away49460.5424757.9824763.33
Chronic diseases
 Without59072.3030571.6028573.08
 With22627.7012128.4010526.92
Socioeconomic Status
 Low23628.9213832.399825.13
 High58071.0828867.6129274.87
Educational Level
 Illiteracy51362.8729869.9521555.13
 Elementary and above30337.1312830.0517544.87
Poor housing conditions
 Yes54466.6729769.7224763.33
 No27233.3312930.2814336.67
Eqpcinc (thousand Yuan)7.158.626.888.477.448.78
Income-based group
 Quintile1 (poor)40850.0021851.1719048.72
 Quintile2 (rich)40850.0020848.8320051.28
Below the international poverty line a
 No48959.9325259.1523760.77
 Yes32740.0717440.8515339.23
Eq-5d index0.740.180.730.180.750.18
VAS69.9019.3369.0218.9570.8619.72
  1. a The variable is defined if the per capita income of an individual is below the international poverty line ($ 1.9 a day). Since the 2011 PPPs for Rural China is 3.04, the international poverty line for China rural residents is 1.9*3.04*365 = 2108.24 Yuan. If the per capita income of an individual was less than 2108.24 Yuan, the individual lived below the international poverty line
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