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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Perceived social support and diet quality among ethnic minority groups in Yunnan Province, Southwestern China: a cross-sectional study

  N %
Sex (%)
 Men 1496 42.0
 Women 2068 58.0
Age in years (%)
 18–34 721 20.2
 35–44 774 21.7
 45–59 1268 35.6
 ≥ 60 801 22.5
Ethnicity (%)
 A Chang 592 16.6
 Bu Lang 604 16.9
 De Ang 611 17.1
 Jing Po 606 17.0
 Ji Nuo 598 16.8
 Pu Mi 553 15.5
Education (%)
 Primary school and below 1248 35.0
 Middle school 1423 39.9
 High school and above 893 25.1
Occupations (%)
 Farmer 3364 94.4
 Others 200 5.6
Household income per capita (%)
 < 5000 Yuan/year 870 24.4
 5000–9999 Yuan/year 1367 38.4
 ≥ 10,000 Yuan/year 1327 37.2
Engel’s coefficient (%)
 ≥ 0.50 867 24.3
 0.40–0.49 684 19.2
 0.30–0.39 1087 30.5
 < 0.30 926 26.0