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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample (N = 1705)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of alexithymia among adult prisoners in China: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percent
Gender Male 1059 62.1
Female 646 37.9
Age 18–24 625 36.7
25–34 585 34.3
35–44 298 17.5
45–54 96 5.6
>54 23 1.3
Missing 78 4.6
Education level Primary school or below 455 26.7
Secondary school/technical school 1140 66.9
College or above 96 5.6
Missing 14 0.8
Location of residence Urban 504 29.5
Rural 1167 68.4
Missing 34 2.1
Marital status Single 957 56.1
Married/Cohabiting 549 32.2
Divorced 172 10.1
Windowed 14 0.8
Missing 13 0.8
Maximum sentence length (months) 36 or less 426 25.0
37–60 408 23.9
61–120 419 24.6
>120 291 17.1
suspended death/life imprisonment 126 7.4
Missing 35 2.1
Duration in prison (months) 12 or less 374 21.9
13–24 601 35.2
25–48 345 20.2
49–120 253 14.8
>120 83 4.9
Missing 49 2.9