Table 2

Single-factor analysis of items related to good health behavior knowledge among the elderly
Predictor Group with adequate health knowledge Group with inadequate health knowledge X2 P
N % N %
Sex 0.013 0.908
Male 253 47.8 276 52.2
Female 322 47.5 356 52.5
Age 8.434 0.015
60 to 69 272 51.9 252 48.1
70 to 79 231 45.8 272 54.2
≥80 72 40.2 107 59.8
Marital Status
Married 461 50.2 457 49.8 10.389 0.006
Widowed 109 39.2 169 60.8
Divorced/Unmarried 5 45.5 6 54.5
Education level
Primary school or below 153 30.2 353 69.8 199.691 0.000
Primary school 141 43.1 186 56.9
Middle school 123 64.4 71 36.6
High school and above 158 87.8 22 12.2
Previous occupation
Administrative/Technical staff
Factory workers 203 75.2 67 24.8 198.022 0.000
Migrant workers 183 61.2 116 38.8
Farmer 20 44.4 25 55.6
138 31.7 298 68.3
No work 31 19.7 126 80.3
Living with whom
Self 59 36.4 103 63.6 9.663 0.022
Spouse 375 49.8 378 50.2
Children and family 130 48.1 140 51.9
Other people 11 50.0 11 50.0
Chronic diseases
No 212 46.5 244 53.5 0.387 0.553
Yes 363 48.3 388 51.7
Residence
City 352 73.9 124 26.1 236.076 0.000
Rural 223 30.5 508 69.5

Yin et al.

Yin et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:710   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-710

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