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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants (n = 24,159)

From: Associations between breakfast eating habits and health-promoting lifestyle, suboptimal health status in Southern China: a population based, cross sectional study

Characteristic n %
Age   
≤25 13,759 57.0
<25 and < =35 5114 21.2
>35 5286 21.9
Gender   
Man 11,796 48.8
Woman 12,363 51.2
BMI   
Non-overweight 21,735 90.0
Overweight 2424 10.0
Married status   
Unmarried 14,358 59.4
Married 9801 40.6
Education level   
Less than junior high school 2389 9.9
High school or college 8848 36.6
Bachelor degree or above 12,922 53.5
Occupation   
Professional 5370 22.2
Manager 3627 15.0
Clerk 233 1.0
Soldier 11 0.0
High school students 10,178 42.1
Production personnel 131 0.5
Operating personnel 2577 10.7
Business, service personnel 360 1.5
Freelancer 873 3.6
Inoccupation (housewife, etc.) 56 0.2
Others 743 3.1
Smoking   
No 20,409 84.5
Yes 3251 14.5
Quit 260 1.1
Missing 239 1.0
Drinking   
Never 7157 29.6
Little 10,925 45.2
Sometimes 5316 22.0
Often 555 2.3
Always 40 0.2
Missing 166 0.7