Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the sampled respondents in China in 2014 (n=8858)

Characteristicsn (%) or mean±SD
Age (range 15–70 years)31.39±14.76
 15∼3772 (42.6)
 25∼1332 (15.0)
 35∼1545 (17.4)
 45∼1529 (17.3)
 55∼680 (7.6)
Sex
 Male4349 (49.1)
 Female4485 (50.6)
Ethnicity
 Han8649 (97.7)
 Others183 (2.1)
Education
 Illiterate347 (3.9)
 Primary school957 (10.8)
 Junior high school2112 (23.8)
 Senior high school4329 (48.9)
 College/university diploma or higher1102 (12.4)
Marital status
 Single3996 (45.1)
 Married4540 (51.3)
 Divorced126 (1.4)
 Widowed117 (1.3)
Occupation
 Administrative personnel of government agencies and institutions256 (2.9)
 Professional and technical personnel591 (6.7)
 Office clerk359 (4.1)
 Business/service staff1447 (16.3)
 Factory workers92 (1.0)
 Self-employed190 (2.1)
 Agriculture966 (10.9)
 Student2989 (33.7)
 Laid-off workers123 (1.4)
 Retired256 (2.9)
 Off-farm workers1175 (13.3)
 Health personnel34 (0.4)
 Others357 (4.0)
Self-rated health status
 Very good1917 (21.6)
 Good3769 (42.5)
 Normal2746 (31.0)
 Poor320 (3.6)
 Very poor95 (1.1)
Two-week morbidity1476 (16.7)
 Normal7358 (83.1)
Time spent on internet surfing per day
 Never use internet3687 (41.6)
 <1 hour2138 (24.1)
 1 hour∼1410 (15.9)
 2 hours∼1605 (18.1)
Method for obtaining health information
 TV3519 (39.7)
 Internet2688 (30.3)
 Radio138 (1.6)
 Newspapers and magazines583 (6.6)
 Family, colleagues or friends837 (9.4)
 Medical and health personnel790 (8.9)
  • ∼, range.