Table 2

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

45–64 years≥65 years
MenWomenP valueMenWomenP value
n=5747n=6302n=2654n=2626
Vigorous physical activity986 (15.1)867 (11.9)<0.001287 (8.6)174 (5.1)<0.001
Moderate physical activity1246 (19.9)1651 (25.2)<0.001495 (16.4)418 (13.6)0.0063
 Walking1683 (28.4)2139 (34.2)<0.001830 (29.5)756 (27)0.054
 Smoking3091 (57.1)304 (4.1)<0.0011236 (44.3)213 (7.8)<0.001
Alcohol consumption3469 (60.4)750 (12.2)<0.0011208 (45.8)296 (10.5)<0.001
Number of meals per day≤21335 (25.0)1204 (19.8)<0.001584 (23.6)627 (27.1)0.0488
≥34412 (75.0)5098 (80.2)2070 (76.4)1999 (72.9)
  • Categorical variables presented as n (%), with n being unweighted frequency and % being weighted percentage.

  • Differences in categorical variables explored by χ2 test.

  • Missing data: smoking status 689, alcohol consumption 44.