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Table 2 The distribution of SRH across socio-demographic factors, socio-economic status, lifestyle factors and psychosocial factors (N = 9,668)

From: Determinants of and socio-economic disparities in self-rated health in China

Variables Category Good SRH X 2 P
N %
Demographic characteristics
 Gender Female 2,952 62.49 25.77 <0.0001
  Male 3,333 67.42   
 Age group 18–29 1,012 87.17 1100.00 <0.0001
  30–39 1,354 82.31   
  40–49 1,509 71.21   
  50–59 1,160 60.70   
  60–69 786 48.07   
  70+ 464 38.76   
 Ethnicity Other ethnic minorities 502 63.87 0.49 0.48
  Han nationality 5,783 65.11   
 Marital status Divorced, separated, or widowed 454 46.80 250.49 <0.0001
  Married 5,107 65.37   
  Single 724 81.72   
 Residence Rural 2,235 59.14 95.99 <0.0001
  Urban 2,467 69.51   
  Suburban 1,583 67.65   
 Regions West 1,462 59.77 123.38 <0.0001
  East 2,539 71.80   
  Middle 1,411 60.38   
  Northeast 873 64.71   
Socio-economic status
 Education degree Primary or no education 1,668 49.76 573.92 <0.0001
  Secondary education 3,354 70.67   
  College or higher 1,263 80.45   
 Work status Not working 1797.00 52.07 698.44 <0.0001
  Non-farm work 3218.00 79.97   
  Farm work 1270.00 57.91   
 Household Income (RMB/dollars) ≤¥9,999 (or ≤ $ 1,640) 375.00 38.27 541.96 <0.0001
  ¥10,000–49,999 (or $1,640–8,201) 2680.00 60.92   
  ¥50,000–99,999 (or $8,201–16,402) 2141.00 74.68   
  ≥¥100,000 (or ≥ $16,402) 1089.00 76.58   
 Self-rated social status Low (score 1–3) 1,529 53.41 243.78 <0.0001
  Middle (score 4–5) 4,211 69.53   
  High (score 6–10) 545 72.76   
 Socio-economic status compared with peers Lower 1,785 53.80 286.80 <0.0001
  Higher 343 76.22   
  Similar 3,904 70.66   
  Hard to say 253 67.47   
Lifestyle factors
 BMI Normal weight 4478.00 66.86 95.94 <0.0001
  Underweight 421.00 50.54   
  Over weight 1260.00 65.93   
  Obese 126.00 55.75   
 Physical activity Inactive 4,232 62.46 64.38 <0.0001
  Active 2,053 70.96   
Psychosocial factors
 Life satisfaction Happy life 4,913 69.48 285.83 <0.0001
  Unhappy life 366 42.96   
  Average 1,006 57.65   
 Depression Severe 188 24.42 1500.00 <0.0001
  Mild 777 40.11   
  Few or no 5,320 76.43   
 Relations with relatives and friends Good 3,568 70.95 218.88 <0.0001
  Poor 648 50.12   
  Normal 2,069 61.84