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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the total population and individuals with cough in the past month

From: Health seeking behavior and associated factors among individuals with cough in Yiwu, China: a population-based study

Characteristics Total population Individuals with cough
N % N %
Total 5855 100 1129 19.3
Age (years)
 15-24y 1146 19.6 245 21.4
 25-64y 4078 69.6 684 16.8
 ≥ 65y 631 10.8 200 31.7
Residence
 Urban 3512 60.0 671 19.1
 Rural 2343 40.0 458 19.5
Sex
 Male 2887 49.3 576 20
 Female 2968 50.7 553 18.6
Occupation
 Student 335 5.7 104 31
 Unemployed 1461 25.0 337 23.1
 Business/service 2104 35.9 314 14.9
 Professional 1247 21.3 232 18.6
 Farmers and workers 708 12.1 142 20.1
Education
 Primary school and below 1267 21.6 309 24.4
 Middle school 3261 55.7 531 16.3
 College and above 1327 22.7 289 21.8
Child under 5 years old
 No 3450 58.9 708 20.5
 Yes 2405 41.1 421 17.5
Income (yuan)a
 < 100,000 3372 57.6 667 19.8
 100,000-199,999 1772 30.3 331 18.7
 ≥ 200,000 710 12.1 130 18.3
Smoking statusa
 No 3249 55.5 592 18.2
 Yes 2605 44.5 537 20.6
Chronic disease
 No 4695 80.2 783 16.7
 Yes 1160 19.8 346 29.8
  1. aMissing data for one individual