Table 2

Individual-level characteristics and neighborhood-level characteristics by gender, Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1990, 1995, and 2000

Women

Men


(N = 2942)

(N = 2941)

Individual characteristics (%)

Age

20–29

19.5

16.6

30–39

33.4

29.1

40–49

23.4

24.1

50–59

11.6

13.2

>= 60

12.1

17.0

Marital status

Single

14.6

22.3

Married

73.1

70.9

Widowed/divorced and others

12.3

6.8

Race/ethnicity

Taiwanese

72.7

69.4

Hakka

13.0

13.5

Mainlander

11.1

15.3

Indigenous and others

3.2

1.8

Education

< Elementary

12.2

4.9

Elementary

27.9

24.0

Junior high school

13.6

17.5

High school

27.3

26.9

>= College

19.0

26.7

Family income

<NT30,000

29.9

28.4

NT30,000–NT49,999

25.8

24.4

NT50,000–NT69,999

16.9

16.4

NT70,000–NT99,999

13.1

14.8

≥ NT100,000

14.3

16.0

Year

1990

34.0

31.8

1995

34.0

35.8

2000

32.0

32.4

Urbanicity/rurality

Urban

32.0

31.4

Suburban

49.0

49.4

Rural

19.0

19.2

Neighborhood characteristics (mean (SD))

% less than junior high

37.7(14.2)

38.3(14.3)

% college graduates

7.5(7.0)

7.2(6.7)

% less than 18

28.8(5.4)

28.5(5.3)

% over 65

7.9(4.1)

8.1(4.3)

% single parent family

6.3(2.4)

6.2(2.4)

% divorced and separated

2.7(1.2)

2.7(1.2)

% paid employment

56.3(6.9)

56.3(7.0)


Chuang et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:151   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-151

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