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Table 2 Self-reported annual household income and savings in rural (Wuyi village) and peri-urban (Laogang village) settings of Hunan province, China

From: Comparison of two approaches for measuring household wealth via an asset-based index in rural and peri-urban settings of Hunan province, China

Income and savings Rural
(n = 258) (%)
Peri-urban
(n = 246) (%)
χ2 p-value
Annual household per-capita income (CNY) *     
   <1000 24 (9.3) 4 (1.6) 14.1 < 0.001
   1000-1999 55 (21.3) 26 (10.6) 10.8 0.001
   2000-3499 19 (7.4) 52 (21.1) 19.7 < 0.001
   3500-4999 66 (25.6) 65 (26.4) 0.0 0.830
   5000-6999 37 (14.3) 46 (18.7) 2.1 0.147
   7000-8999 40 (15.5) 47 (19.1) 0.9 0.341
   ≥9000 17 (6.6) 6 (2.5) 3.6 0.058
Primary source of household income     
   Farming 33 (12.8) 33 (13.4) 0.0 0.836
   Fishing 149 (57.7) 8 (3.3) 11.7 < 0.001
   Farming and fishing 38 (14.7) 0 39.2 < 0.001
   Vegetable crops/animal rearing 10 (3.9) 3 (1.2) 3.5 0.060
   Small business 8 (3.1) 27 (11.0) 12.0 0.001
   Other 20 (7.8) 175 (71.1) 12.1 < 0.001
Ability to save     
   Overall 106 (41.1) 50 (20.3) 28.5 < 0.001
Farmers 16 (48.5) 5 (15.2) 3.5 0.059
Fishermen 50 (33.6) 1 (12.5) n.a. n.a.
Farmers and fishermen 21 (55.3) 0 n.a. n.a.
Animal rearers 5 (71.4) 0 n.a. n.a.
Businessmen 6 (75.0) 12 (44.4) 3.4 0.061
Other 8 (40.0) 32 (18.3) 14.0 < 0.001
  1. n.a., not applicable; * Exchange rate CNY 1 ≈ US$ 0.16 at the time of survey (November/December 2006).