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Table 1 Sample Socio-demographic Characteristics according to successful aging by sex

From: Association between obesity status and successful aging among older people in China: evidence from CHARLS

  Male (N(%)) Female(N(%))
Successful Aging No Successful Aging P Value Successful Aging No Successful Aging P Value
Total 398(18.87) 1711(81.13) NA 181(9.48) 1729(90.52) NA
Demographic
Age (year)
 60 ~ 64 363(20.46) 1411(79.54) < 0.001 167(10.38) 1442(89.62) < 0.001
  ≥ 75 35(10.45) 300(89.55)   14(4.65) 287(95.35)  
Marital status
 Married/cohabitating 369(20.02) 1474(79.98) < 0.001 159(10.51) 1354(89.49) 0.003
 Divorced/separated/widowed/never married 29(10.90) 237(89.10)   22(5.54) 375(94.46)  
Socio-economic status
Education level
 Illiterate 15(4.95) 288(95.05) < 0.001 25(2.68) 908(97.32) < 0.001
 Primary school and below 164(14.88) 938(85.12)   87(11.85) 647(88.15)  
 Junior high school or above 219(31.11) 485(68.89)   69(28.40) 174(71.60)  
Community type
 Rural 235(14.07) 1435(85.93) < 0.001 118(7.25) 1510(92.75) < 0.001
 Urban 163(37.13) 276(62.87)   63(22.34) 219(77.66)  
Health behavior
Smoking
 Yes 206(18.23) 924(81.77) 0.553 8(6.78) 110(93.22) 0.077
 No 84(18.63) 367(81.37)   172(9.90) 1565(90.10)  
 Quit 108(20.45) 420(79.55)   1(1.82) 54(98.18)  
Drinking
 Drink more than once a month 201(20.20) 794(79.80) 0.008 11(6.36) 162(93.64) 0.001
 Drink but less than once a month 50(24.39) 155(75.61)   21(19.44) 87(80.56)  
 Do not drink 147(16.17) 762(83.83)   149(9.15) 1480(90.85)