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Table 6 Distribution (percentage) of preferred alcoholic beverages consumed by current drinkers

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

  Men Women
  Sprit Beer Wine ≥ 2 types χ2 P value Sprit Beer Wine ≥ 2 types χ2 P value
Age (years)
  45~49 44.67 20.96 0.52 33.85 98.86 <0.001* 29.17 44.44 0 26.39 8.70 0.034*
  50~54 53.56 18.2 0 28.24    32.2 38.98 1.69 27.12   
  55~59 57.92 13.92 0.16 28    54.65 22.09 3.49 19.77   
  60~64 60.56 13.08 0.2 26.16    54.93 22.54 2.82 19.72   
  65~69 68.33 10 0.33 21.33    63.16 21.05 0 15.79   
  70~74 66.26 11.66 1.23 20.86    60.71 28.57 0 10.71   
  ≥75 71.86 8.98 1.8 17.37    76.67 13.33 3.33 6.67   
Rural-urban status
  Rural 57.27 15.54 0.23 26.97 6.051 0.109 49.69 29.81 0.93 19.57 11.91 0.008*
  Urban 57.81 13.62 0.83 27.74    46.43 21.43 7.14 25   
Marital status
  Separated/divorced/widowed/
never been married
68.83 10.39 0 20.78 14.33 0.003* 51.61 22.58 4.84 20.97 4.74 0.192
  Married 56.28 15.54 0.43 27.75    49.07 29.81 1.24 19.88   
Living alone
  No 56.42 15.57 0.4 27.61 7.40 0.060 48.81 29.49 1.69 20 0.55 0.908
  Yes 64.11 11.66 0.31 23.93    51.69 25.84 2.25 20.22   
Education
  Illiteracy 66.03 11.75 0 22.22 28.43 <0.001* 56.89 23.35 2.4 17.37 14.8581 0.095
  Primary or junior high school 59.63 14.34 0.32 25.71    45.99 33.58 0.73 19.71   
  Senior high school 54.45 16.54 0.38 28.63    42.86 35.71 0 21.43   
  Graduate 50 17.09 0.85 32.05    36.84 26.32 5.26 31.58   
Smoking
  No 48.55 23.21 0.39 27.85 36.10 <0.001* 47.25 31.39 1.94 19.42 6.19 0.103
  Yes 59.3 13.29 0.39 27.02    58.67 17.33 1.33 22.67   
Self- Comment of Your Health
  Excellent 54.81 17.04 0 28.15 15.67 0.207 40 40 0 20 16.24 0.180
  Very good 53.22 16.41 0.44 29.93    37.74 39.62 0 22.64   
  Good 56.31 15.99 0.4 27.31    58.4 22.4 3.2 16   
  Fair 58.61 13.29 0.33 27.78    48.44 28.13 2.34 21.09   
  Poor 64.12 14.95 0.66 20.27    46.03 30.16 0 23.81   
Region
  Central 58 11.5 0 30.5 220.76 <0.001* 48.94 25.53 0 25.53 77.88 <0.001*
  East 46.34 21.64 0.79 31.23    36.18 38.16 1.97 23.68   
  North-central 63.71 12.27 0 24.02    44.74 36.84 0 18.42   
  North-east 51.62 20.22 0 28.16    28 52 4 16   
  North-west 47.37 9.65 0 42.98    54.55 0 0 45.45   
  South 53.21 12.84 2.75 31.19    58.33 8.33 25 8.33   
  South-west 79.69 6.19 0 14.12    75.76 12.12 0 12.12   
Depression
  No 55.78 15.89 0.36 27.97 6.97 0.073 46.07 30.37 3.14 20.42 3.98 0.264
  Yes 61.13 13.81 0.13 24.93    51.57 27.04 0.63 20.75   
Working status
  NO 66.73 12.04 1.42 19.82 48.36 <0.001* 59.79 24.74 3.09 12.37 8.45 0.038*
  Yes 54.96 15.89 0.13 29.02    45.99 29.97 1.39 22.65   
Social activities
  No 61.73 13.82 0.15 24.3 22.28 <0.001* 53.01 26.78 1.64 18.58 1.75 0.626
  Yes 53.44 16.25 0.6 29.7    46.27 30.35 1.99 21.39   
Sleep time
  <6.0 h 60.35 14.39 0.35 24.91 9.60 0.142 54.29 25.71 2.86 17.14 3.76 0.709
  6.0~7.9 h 55.03 16.7 0.66 27.61    47.66 27.34 1.56 23.44   
  ≥8.0 h 57.93 14.08 0.17 27.82    47.33 32 1.33 19.33   
  1. *, P<0.05