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Table 1 The prevalence of current drinking stratified by different characteristics

From: Alcohol consumption and associated factors among middle-aged and older adults: results from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study

   Men   Women
  N Prevalence SE χ2 P value N Prevalence SE χ2 P value
Age (years)
 45~49 1355 39.64 1.98 84.128 <0.001 1836 2.98 0.43 7.351 0.290
 50~54 1099 41.32 1.89 1290 3.80 0.63
 55~59 1503 42.73 2.09 1746 4.23 0.51
 60~64 1294 38.07 1.59 1402 4.64 0.62
 65~69 842 32.58 2.26 864 3.79 0.66
 70~74 647 24.09 2.15 637 3.48 0.73
 ≥75 644 22.62 2.11 783 3.16 0.71
Rural-urban status
 Rural 5613 36.72 1.07 0.257 0.613 6740 4.10 0.33 6.332 0.012
 Urban 1721 35.55 1.89 1760 2.61 0.43
Marital status
 Separated/divorced/widowed/never been married 705 33.53 3.33 0.808 0.369 1403 3.74 0.60 0.000 0.995
 Married 6678 36.74 0.90 7155 3.73 0.29
Education
 Illiteracy 971 30.44 1.95 5.968 0.113 3512 4.05 0.41 6.992 0.072
 Primary school 3240 36.64 1.17 2948 3.84 0.40
 Junior high school 1944 37.48 1.92 1311 2.41 0.41
 Senior high school or Graduate 1222 38.09 2.60 776 4.25 0.85
Geographic region
 Central 1132 35.85 2.25 74.582 <0.001 1311 3.39 0.70 44.792 <0.001
 East 2243 43.86 1.35 2593 4.84 0.53
 North-central 1065 34.69 2.29 1190 3.13 0.69
 North-east 549 48.74 2.07 653 3.54 0.80
 North-west 561 20.78 2.08 608 1.13 0.43
 South 566 19.82 4.81 780 0.91 0.32
 South-west 1268 38.71 1.98 1423 6.05 0.96
Total 7,384 36.42 0.86 - - 8,558 3.73 0.27 - -
  1. SE standard error