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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the study participants (n = 944)

From: Characteristics of TCM constitutions of adult Chinese women in Hong Kong and identification of related influencing factors: a cross-sectional survey

  No. (%) or Mean (SD)
Age (years) 49.59 (7.50) ψ
30 ~ 44 247 (26.2)
45 ~ 59 607 (64.3)
60 ~ 65 90 (9.5)
BMI 22.49 (3.3) ψ
<18.5 66 (7.0)
18.5 ~ 24.9 663 (70.2)
25 ~ 27 91 (9.6)
>27 82 (8.7)
Unknown 42 (4.4)
Occupation  
Full-time working 520 (55.1)
Part-time working 87 (9.2)
House wife/no working 333 (35.3)
No response 4 (0.4)
Working nature  
Manual work 91 (9.6)
M&B 72 (7.6)
Brain work 433 (45.9)
No response 348 (36.9)
Educational level  
Primary school or below 58 (6.1)
Lower secondary 190 (20.1)
US/SS 374 (39.6)
Undergraduate/Sub-degree course 207 (21.9)
Postgraduate or above 108 (11.4)
No response 7 (0.7)
Marital status  
Never married 181 (19.2)
Married/Cohabitating 667 (70.7)
Divorced/Windowed 96 (10.2)
Reproductive history  
Never 284 (30.1)
Yes 660 (69.9)
Parity  
0 284 (30.1)
1 241 (25.5)
2 331 (35.1)
≥3 79 (8.4)
No response 9 (1.0)
  1. Note: Data marked with ψ are presented as mean (standard deviation) and the others are presented as frequency (%).
  2. Abbreviations: M&B Manual work combined with brain work, US upper secondary, SS specialized secondary.