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Table 7 Prevalence of people with low quality of life (all without chronic illness)

From: Quality of life of Chinese urban community residents: a psychometric study of the mainland Chinese version of the WHOQOL-BREF

Gender/age (total N) Physical Psychological Social relations Environment
  N % N % N % N %
Using lower than 70% criterion
Male + Female
   < 44 (589) 298 50.6 400 67.9 373. 67.3 531 90.2
   45-59 (143) 89 62.2 102 71.3 98 68.5 128 89.5
   > 60 (91) 63 69.2 70 76.9 63 69.2 82 90.1
   Total (823) 450 54.7 572 69.5 534 64.9 741 90
Male         
   < 44 (325) 163 50.2 203 62.5 204 62.8 289 88.9
   45-59 (67) 48 71.6 49 73.1 47 70.1 64 95.5
   > 60 (63) 49 77.8 52 82.5 51 81 60 95.2
   Total (455) 260 57.1 304 66.8 302 66.4 413 90.8
Female         
   < 44 (342) 190 55.6 249 72.8 222 64.9 313 91.5
   45-59 (126) 78 61.9 89 70.6 88 69.8 109 86.5
   > 60 (129) 105 81.4 103 79.8 96 74.4 112 86.8
   Total (597) 373 62.5 441 73.9 406 68 534 89.4
Using 1 SD below the mean criterion
Male + Female         
   < 44 (589) 59 10.0 84 14.3 42 7.1 75 12.7
   45-59 (143) 18 12.6 31 21.7 7 4.9 29 20.3
   > 60 (91) 20 22.0 16 17.6 8 8.8 8 8.8
   Total (823) 97 11.8 131 15.9 57 6.9 112 13.6
Male         
   < 44 (325) 35 10.8 38 11.7 28 8.6 45 13.8
   45-59 (67) 8 11.9 14 20.9 4 6.0 14 20.9
   > 60 (63) 18 28.6 11 17.5 6 9.5 10 15.9
   Total (455) 61 13.4 63 13.8 38 8.4 69 15.2
Female         
   < 44 (342) 37 10.8 58 17.0 20 5.8 41 12.0
   45-59 (126) 22 17.5 26 20.6 4 3.2 21 16.7
   > 60 (129) 34 26.4 18 14.0 6 4.7 7 5.4
   Total (597) 93 15.6 102 17.1 30 5.0 69 11.6