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Table 8 Descriptive statistics of bmi, income, and other variables in China, 1989–2000 (n = 39,952 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 22.091 2.997 13.061 39.627
 All Men 21.910 2.836 13.061 37.687
 All Women 22.256 3.128 13.071 39.627
Cofactors
 HH Income (1000 2011CNY) 5.302 6.379 0 178.293
 Highest Years of Education 6.257 4.180 0 18
 Age 41.658 15.383 18 100.8
 Marital Status (0 = not married, 1 = married) 0.849 0.358 0 1
 Gender (0 = male, 1 = female) 0.524 0.499 0 1
 Family size 4.250 1.534 1 14
 Urban (0 = urban, 1 = rural) 0.669 0.471 0 1