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Table 4 Total number of unbalanced TCMC types in different groups with significant influencing factors

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

Variables Total number of Unbalanced TCMC types P
  Mean SD  
Age (yrs)    <0.001
30 ~ 44 3.30 2.37  
45 ~ 59 2.81 2.26  
60 ~ 65 2.11 2.34  
Occupation    0.049
Full-time job 3.04 2.32  
Part-time job 2.83 2.17  
HW/UE 2.64 2.34  
Working nature    <0.001
Manual work 2.14 1.98  
M&B 3.18 2.35  
Mental work 3.17 2.32  
Education    <0.001
PS 2.24 2.10  
LS 2.30 2.29  
US/SS 3.05 2.24  
UG/SD 3.17 2.46  
PG 3.12 2.18  
Marital status    0.075
Single 3.18 2.50  
Married/cohabitating 2.83 2.27  
Divorced/windowed 2.56 2.21  
Reproductive history    0.057
Never 3.19 2.42  
Yes 2.74 2.26  
Parity    0.147
1 2.86 2.23  
2 2.76 2.27  
≥3 2.29 2.34  
State of health    0.001
Good 2.14 2.09  
Poor 3.30 2.33  
Emotional status    <0.001
happy 2.48 2.17  
Ordinary 3.12 2.34  
Blank 2.85 2.35  
Unhappy (ever) 3.37 2.52  
Exercise regularly    0.166
No 3.18 2.36  
Yes 2.54 2.26  
  1. Note: Data are listed only when P value from One-way-ANOVA or 2 sample t-test is less than 0.25.
  2. Abbreviations: M&B Manual work combined with brain work, PS Primary school or below, LS Lower secondary, US upper secondary, SS specialized secondary, UG Undergraduate, SD Sub-degree course, PG Postgraduate or above.