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Table 9 The distribution of SRH across socio-demographic factors, socio-economic status, lifestyle factors and psychosocial factors (N = 3,337)

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 925 47.78 16.44 <0.0001
  Male 1,011 52.22   
 Age group 18–29 330 17.05 323.59 <0.0001
  30–39 443 22.88   
  40–49 542 28.00   
  50–59 312 16.12   
  60–69 195 10.07   
  70+ 114 5.89   
 Ethnicity Other ethnic minorities 177 9.14 0.76 0.385
  Han nationality 1,759 90.86   
 Marital status Divorced, separated, and widowed 1,583 7.33 90.34 <0.0001
  Married 211 81.77   
  Single 142 10.90   
 Residence Rural 754 38.95 13.01 <0.0001
  Urban 1,182 61.05   
 Regions West 458 23.66 22.99 <0.0001
  East 707 36.52   
  Middle 487 25.15   
  Northeast 284 14.67   
Socio-economic status
 Education degree Primary or no education 564 29.13 174.42 <0.0001
  Secondary education 1,026 53.00   
  College or higher 346 17.87   
 Work status Not working 522 26.96 206.57 <0.0001
  Non-farm work 928 47.93   
  Farm work 486 25.10   
 Household Income (RMB/dollars) ≤¥9999 (≤$1,510) 214 11.05 108.39 <0.0001
  ¥10000–49999($1,510–7,550) 1,196 61.78   
  ¥50000–99999($7,550–15,099) 330 17.05   
  ≥¥100000(≥$15,099) 196 10.12   
Lifestyle factors
 BMI Normal weight 1,321 68.23 19.93 <0.0001
  Underweight 163 8.42   
  Over weight 381 19.68   
  Obese 45 2.32   
 Physical activity Inactive 1,163 60.07 19.40 <0.0001
  Active 773 39.93   
 Smoking habit No 1,288 66.53 10.83 0.001
  Yes 648 33.47   
Psychosocial factors
 Life satisfaction Happy life 1,480 76.45 151.87 <0.0001
  Unhappy life 110 5.68   
  Average 313 16.17   
 Depression Severe 89 4.60 561.89 <0.0001
  Mild 298 15.39   
  Few or no 1,549 80.01