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Table 1 Basic overall characteristics of all respondents between 1999 and 2014 (N = 97,481)

From: Gender-specific trends of educational inequality in diagnosed diabetes from 1999 to 2014 in Hong Kong: a serial cross-sectional study of 97,481 community-dwelling Chinese adults

  Female Male
N (Column %) N (Column %)
Age
45–49 10,649 (21.5%) 9939 (20.7%)
50–54 9733 (19.7%) 9828 (20.5%)
55–59 6778 (13.7%) 7055 (14.7%)
60–64 5774 (11.7%) 6017 (12.5%)
65 or above 16,567 (33.5%) 15,141 (31.6%)
Marital status
Married 33,971 (68.6%) 41,132 (85.7%)
Non-married 15,513 (31.3%) 6833 (14.2%)
Missing 17 (0.0%) 15 (0.0%)
Household size
1 4287 (8.7%) 3865 (8.1%)
2 11,721 (23.7%) 9731 (20.3%)
3 12,467 (25.2%) 12,165 (25.4%)
4 12,234 (24.7%) 13,640 (28.4%)
5 or above 8792 (17.8%) 8579 (17.9%)
Education
Below primary level 10,664 (21.5%) 4166 (8.7%)
Primary level 17,263 (34.9%) 16,069 (33.5%)
Secondary level 18,298 (37.0%) 22,257 (46.4%)
Tertiary level 3257 (6.6%) 5471 (11.4%)
Missing 19 (0.0%) 17 (0.0%)
Household income (HKD)
$9999 or less 13,474 (27.2%) 12,278 (25.6%)
$10,000–24,999 17,894 (36.1%) 18,113 (37.8%)
$25,000–49,999 12,550 (25.4%) 12,067 (25.2%)
$50,000 or above 4747 (9.6%) 4763 (9.9%)
Missing 836 (1.7%) 759 (1.6%)
Diabetes
No 45,200 (91.3%) 44,025 (91.8%)
Yes 4301 (8.7%) 3955 (8.2%)
Survey year
1999 5251 (10.6%) 5294 (11.0%)
2001 5603 (11.3%) 5625 (11.7%)
2002 5355 (10.8%) 5317 (11.1%)
2005 5994 (12.1%) 6031 (12.6%)
2008 6332 (12.8%) 6319 (13.2%)
2009 6667 (13.5%) 6336 (13.2%)
2011 7022 (14.2%) 6435 (13.4%)
2014 7277 (14.7%) 6623 (13.8%)