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Table 1 Sample demographics

From: Psychometric properties of the perceived stress scale in a community sample of Chinese

 Total sampleMenWomen
Age (y, mean ± SD)47.5 ± 14.149.0 ± 14.346.0 ± 13.7
Net individual income (median, yuan)24,000.024,000.024,000.0
Education (n,%)
 Middle school4450 (46.8)2242 (46.1)2208 (47.5)
 High school3065 (32.2)1599 (32.9)1466 (31.6)
 College and above1992 (21.0)1020 (21.0)972 (20.9)
Marital status (n,%)
 Unmarried641 (6.8)366 (7.6)275 (6.0)
 Married8300 (88.4)4277 (89.2)4023 (87.6)
 Others566 (4.8)218 (3.2)348 (6.4)
Region (n,%)
 Urban4174 (32.9)2012 (41.4)2162 (46.5)
 Rural5333 (56.1)2849 (58.6)2484 (53.5)
Work (n,%)
 Employed5254 (55.3)2994 (61.6)2260 (48.6)
 Seeking work348 (3.7)248 (5.1)100 (2.2)
 Doing housework1492 (15.7)372 (7.7)1120 (24.1)
 Retired1684 (17.7)788 (16.2)896 (19.3)
 Others729 (7.7)459 (9.4)270 (5.8)
Sample size (n,%)9507 (100.0)4861 (100.0)4646 (100.0)