Table 3

Prevalence of self-reported health outcomes among men and women in the CHARLS 2011

45–64 years≥65 years
MenWomenP valueMenWomenP alue
n=5747n=6302n=2654n=2626
Reported healthVery good604 (12.4)392 (7.2)<0.001155 (6.0)110 (5.3)<0.001
Good1282 (22.8)1088 (19.0)456 (18.5)349 (13.6)
Fair2863 (49.2)3294 (52.2)1313 (48.3)1236 (46.5)
Poor984 (15.7)1514 (21.7)722 (27.1)914 (34.6)
Hypertension1179 (20.8)1384 (21.9)0.3094825 (36.3)986 (38.6)0.227
Dyslipidaemia498 (9.1)551 (9.6)0.5086240 (10.8)291 (12.4)0.2981
Heart disease427 (7)776 (11.5)<0.001401 (15.8)472 (19.1)0.0414
 Stroke100 (1.8)100 (1.7)0.6874115 (5.1)94 (3.8)0.0995
 Diabetes270 (5.1)360 (5.9)0.321172 (7.1)189 (7.8)0.5405
 Chronic lung disease639 (11.1)521 (7.7)<0.001520 (19.1)376 (15)0.008
 Cancer34 (0.5)83 (1.2)<0.00126 (1)33 (1.2)0.549
 Arthritis1598 (25.8)2211 (32.7)<0.001830 (31.4)1077 (39.4)<0.001
  • Categorical variables presented as n (%), n, unweighted frequency; %, weighted percentage.

  • Differences in categorical variables were explored by χ2 test.