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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of BMI, income and other variables in China, 2000 (n = 9,506 observations)

From: Family income and body mass index – what have we learned from China

Variables Mean Standard deviation Min Max
Body Mass Index (BMI)
 Whole Sample 22.800 3.246 13.061 39.335
 All Men 22.667 3.122 13.061 35.770
 All Women 22.920 3.351 13.405 39.335
Cofactors
 HH Income (1000 2011CNY) 7.371 8.990 0 161.338
 Highest Years of Education 6.769 4.175 0 18
 Age 45.124 15.456 18 100.8
 Marital Status (0 = not married, 1 = married) 0.868 0.338 0 1
 Gender (0 = male, 1 = female) 0.524 0.499 0 1
 Family size 3.920 1.457 1 11
 Urban (0 = urban, 1 = rural) 0.658 0.474 0 1