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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of community health workers

From: Development of a community health workers perceptual and behavioral competency scale for preventing non-communicable diseases (COCS-N) in Japan

n = 3120
  Number or Mean ± SDa % or (Range)
Age 67.0 ± 9.0 (24–93)
  < 25 2 0.1
 25–34 10 0.3
 35–44 58 1.9
 45–54 225 7.2
 55–64 685 22.0
 65–74 1435 46.0
  ≥ 75 533 17.1
 Missing 24 0.8
Sex
 Female 2771 88.8
 Male 338 10.8
 Missing 11 0.4
Area of residence
 Chubu 802 25.7
 Kinki 686 22.0
 Kanto 485 15.5
 Tohoku 465 14.9
 Kyusyu/Okinawa 396 12.7
 Chugoku/Shikoku 240 7.7
 Hokkaido 38 1.2
 Missing 11 0.4
People living together 1.5 ± 1.0 (0–6)
 Living with spouse 1184 37.9
 Living with spouse & children 622 19.9
 Living alone 361 11.6
 Living together with three generations 419 13.4
 Living with children 184 5.9
 Others 349 11.2
 Missing 1 0.0
Diseases under treatment 0.9 ± 1.0 (0–9)
 Type of disease
  Hypertension 918 29.4
  Visual impairment 338 10.8
  Musculoskeletal diseases 313 10.0
  Diabetes mellitus 271 8.7
  Heart disease 126 4.0
  Other 510 16.3
  Missing 28 0.9
 Years as a CHW 8.2 ± 7.7 (1–57)
  Missing 57 1.8
  1. aSD standard deviation