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Table 1 General characteristics and health status of older wage workers, according to sex

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in Korean older workers

  Total (%) M (%) F (%)
  1368 (100.0) 712 (52.0) 656 (48.0)
Age
 55–64 857 (62.6) 461 (64.7) 396 (60.4)
 65–74 431 (31.5) 220 (30.9) 211 (32.2)
 75- 80 (5.8) 31 (4.4) 49 (7.5)
Education    
  < Elementary school 609 (44.5) 191 (26.8) 418 (63.7)
 Middle school 263 (19.2) 139 (19.5) 124 (18.9)
 High school 316 (23.1) 231 (32.4) 85 (13.0)
  > College 180 (13.2) 151 (21.2) 29 (4.4)
Household Income (quartile)
 1st (lowest) 344 (25.1) 106 (14.9) 238 (36.3)
 2nd 424 (31.0) 230 (32.3) 194 (29.6)
 3rd 309 (22.6) 186 (26.1) 123 (18.8)
 4th (highest) 291 (21.3) 190 (26.7) 101 (15.4)
Existence of spouse
 Yes 1123 (82.1) 676 (94.9) 447 (68.1)
 No 245 (17.9) 36 (5.1) 209 (31.9)
Drinking
 none 448 (32.7) 137 (19.2) 311 (47.4)
 1 ~ 4/month 599 (43.8) 295 (41.4) 304 (46.3)
 2~/week 321 (23.5) 280 (39.3) 41 (6.3)
Smoking    
 non-smoker 749 (54.8) 128 (18.0) 621 (94.7)
 ex-smoker 395 (28.9) 378 (53.1) 17 (2.6)
 current smoker 224 (16.4) 206 (28.9) 18 (2.7)
BMI    
  < 18.5 35 (2.6) 22 (3.1) 13 (2.0)
 18.5–22.9 493 (36.0) 269 (37.8) 224 (34.1)
 23.0 ~ 24.9 391 (28.6) 197 (27.7) 194 (29.6)
 25.0–29.9 413 (30.2) 213 (29.9) 200 (30.5)
 30.0- 36 (2.6) 11 (1.5) 25 (3.8)
Hypertension    
 Yes 523 (38.2) 266 (37.4) 257 (39.2)
 No 845 (61.8) 446 (62.6) 399 (60.8)
Hyperlipidemia    
 Yes 228 (16.7) 105 (14.7) 123 (18.8)
 No 1140 (83.3) 607 (85.3) 533 (81.3)
Cerebro-cardiovascular event (Stroke, Myocardial infarction, Angina)
 Yes 90 (6.6) 49 (6.9) 41 (6.3)
 No 1278 (93.4) 663 (93.1) 615 (93.8)
Diabetes    
 Yes 170 (12.4) 108 (15.2) 62 (9.5)
 No 1198 (87.6) 604 (84.8) 594 (90.5)
Osteoarthritis    
 Yes 249 (18.2) 59 (8.3) 190 (29.0)
 No 1119 (81.8) 653 (91.7) 466 (71.0)
Musculoskeletal pain (Knee, Hip, Back)
 Yes 434 (31.7) 137 (19.2) 297 (45.3)
 No 934 (68.3) 575 (80.8) 359 (54.7)
Depression    
 Yes 54 (3.9) 13 (1.8) 41 (6.3)
 No 1314 (96.1) 699 (98.2) 615 (93.8)
Stress    
 High 264 (19.3) 115 (16.2) 149 (22.7)
 Low 1104 (80.7) 597 (83.8) 507 (77.3)