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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics stratified by gender among the 7560 respondents (%)

From: Associations of fruit & vegetable intake and physical activity with poor self-rated health among Chinese older adults

Variables Total Men Women Chi-square P-value
Poor SRH     29.2419 0.000***
 No 75.50 37.13 38.37   
 Yes 24.50 10.25 14.25   
Age group (years)     0.1656 0.684
 60–69 52.49 25.01 27.47   
  ≥ 70 47.51 22.42 25.09   
Marital status     440.5079 0.000***
 Never married 0.90 0.53 0.37   
 Currently married 75.48 40.68 34.80   
 Cohabited 0.17 0.08 0.09   
 Separated/Divorced 1.38 0.68 0.70   
 Widowed 22.07 5.48 16.59   
Ever schooled     537.4515 0.000***
 Yes 65.77 37.51 28.25   
 No 34.23 9.92 24.31   
Ethnicity     1.2821 0.258
 Han majority 98.66 46.68 51.98   
 Ethnic minority 1.34 0.71 0.63   
Always lived in this village/town/city     292.5727 0.000***
 Yes 49.38 28.45 20.93   
 No 50.62 19.02 31.59   
Fruit intake     17.7284 0.001***
 0 23.41 12.17 11.24   
 1 13.21 6.14 7.06   
 2 26.44 12.42 14.02   
 3 14.02 6.23 7.79   
  ≥ 4 22.92 10.66 12.26   
Vegetable intake     44.4884 0.000***
 0–4 27.93 11.86 16.07   
 5 24.64 11.47 13.17   
 6–9 19.41 9.49 9.92   
 10 19.61 9.92 9.68   
  ≥ 11 8.41 4.71 3.70   
Vigorous level of physical activity     129.0088 0.000***
 Yes 11.71 7.68 4.03   
 No 88.29 39.66 48.63   
Moderate level of physical activity     3.3725 0.066*
 Yes 45.17 20.87 24.30   
 No 54.83 26.51 28.31   
Walk/bike activity     15.4592 0.000***
 Yes 66.50 32.56 33.94   
 No 33.50 14.77 18.73   
Vigorous fitness/leisure     19.5856 0.000***
 Yes 4.08 2.45 1.64   
 No 95.92 44.93 50.99   
Moderate fitness/leisure     8.7883 0.003***
 Yes 15.77 8.10 7.67   
 No 84.23 39.24 44.99   
  1. Note: ***, ** and * indicates 1, 5 and 10% significance level, respectively