Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Health behaviour and its determinants in elderly patients with chronic diseases: evidence from Jiangsu Province, China

Variable Response Frequency %
Area Urban 441 58
Rural 350 42
Region Southern 308 39
Central 237 30
Northern 246 31
Average individual annual income of household Lower-middle (10,000 CNY and below) 57 7
Middle (10,000–30,000 CNY) 421 53
Upper-middle (30,000 CNY and above) 313 40
Sex Male 359 45
Female 432 55
Age 60–80 years old 669 85
 > 80 years old 122 15
Marriage Married 504 64
Single/divorce/widowed 287 36
Residence Lives with other(s) 560 71
Lives alone 231 29
Education Junior secondary school and below 326 41
High school 376 48
Associate bachelor’s degree and above 89 11
NCD category Cardio-cerebrovascular disease (e.g., high blood pressure, stroke, or coronary disease) 576 73
Metabolic disorder (e.g., diabetes, gout, or osteoporosis) 143 18
Respiratory disease (e.g., chronic bronchitis or emphysema) 63 8
Cancer 9 1