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Table 1 Demographic data for left-behind wives and non-left-behind wives

From: Health-related quality of life and influencing factors among rural left-behind wives in Liuyang, China

Characteristics Left-behind wives (n = 1893) Non-left-behind wives (n = 969)
Age 36.48 ± 7.64 36.00 ± 8.81
The length of education 8.57 ± 2.65 8.76 ± 2.67
Number of children 1.44 ± 0.64 1.47 ± 0.71
Monthly income (%)   
Low (<1500RMB) 17.0 15.0
Middle (1500 ~ 4000RMB) 64.2 63.4
High (>4000RMB) 18.8 21.6
Sense of security of marriage (%)  
Very secure 13.3 16.8
Secure 56.2 55.4
General 24.2 22.3
Unsecure 5.3 4.4
Very unsecure 1.0 1.1
Employment (%)   
Working 43.3 46.1
Not working 56.7 53.9
Physical health status (%)  
Disease-free 74.3 76.1
Minor disease 24.7 23.0
Major diseases 1.0 0.9
  1. Note: χ ¯ ±SD was used for continuous variables.