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Table 8 Descriptive statistic of the total study population (N = 3,337)

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

Variables Category Number Percent
Dependent variable
 Self-rated health Good SRH 1,936 58.02
  Poor SRH 1,401 41.98
Independent variables
Demographic characteristics
 Gender Female 1,694 50.76
  Male 1,643 49.24
 Age group 18–29 394 11.81
  30–39 615 18.43
  40–49 870 26.07
  50–59 649 19.45
  60–69 477 14.29
  70+ 332 9.95
 Ethnicity Other ethnic minorities 293 8.78
  Han nationality 3,044 91.22
 Marital status Divorced,separated,and widowed 354 10.61
  Married 2,699 8.51
  Single 284 80.88
 Residence Rural 1,387 41.56
  Urban 1,950 58.44
 Regions West 878 26.31
  East 1,169 35.03
  Middle 878 26.31
  Northeast 412 12.35
Socio-economic status
 Education degree Primary or no education 1,237 37.07
  Secondary education 1,630 48.85
  College or higher 470 14.08
 Work status Not working 1,136 34.04
  Non-farm work 1,299 38.93
  Farm work 902 27.03
 Household Income (RMB/dollars) ≤¥9999 (≤$1,510) 538 16.12
  ¥10000–49999($1,510–7,550) 2,026 60.71
  ¥50000–99999($7,550–15,099) 499 14.95
  ≥¥100000(≥$15,099) 274 8.21
Lifestyle factors
 BMI Normal weight 2,218 66.47
  Underweight 348 10.43
  Over weight 643 19.27
  Obese 88 2.64
 Physical activity Inactive 2,109 63.20
  Active 1,228 36.80
 Smoking habit No 2,295 68.77
  Yes 1,042 31.23
Psychosocial factors
 Life satisfaction Happy life 2,514 75.34
  Unhappy life 330 9.89
  Average 643 19.27
 Depression Severe 402 12.05
  Mild 805 24.12
  Few or no 2,130 63.83