Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of the Stockholm Public Health Survey 2006.

Characteristic

Males

Females

All

n

%

n

%

n

%


Age

18-24

1241

7.9

1618

8.5

2859

8.2

25-34

2328

14.9

3293

17.3

5621

16.2

35-44

3086

19.8

3840

20.1

6926

20.0

45-54

2762

17.7

3240

17.0

6002

17.3

55-64

3163

20.2

3423

17.9

6586

19.0

65-74

1963

12.6

2198

11.5

4161

12.0

75-

1080

6.9

1472

7.7

2552

7.4


Education

Low

2720

19.0

3045

17.6

5765

18.2

Intermediate

6115

42.8

7109

41.0

13224

41.8

High

5457

38.2

7174

41.4

12631

39.9


Disposable income

Very low

2829

18.5

3955

21.2

6784

20.0

Low

2821

18.5

3976

21.3

6797

20.1

Intermediate

2919

19.1

3839

20.6

6758

19.9

High

3130

20.5

3649

19.6

6779

20.0

Very High

3559

23.3

3211

17.2

6770

20.0


Occupational class

Unskilled worker

2200

15.8

2973

17.8

5173

16.8

Skilled worker

2166

15.5

1793

10.7

3959

12.9

Low-level clerk

1220

8.7

3470

20.7

4690

15.3

Middle level clerk

3137

22.5

4411

26.3

7548

24.6

High level clerk

3403

24.4

3047

18.2

6450

21.0

Self-employed

1841

13.2

1053

6.3

2894

9.4


Risky alcohol consumption

No

9428

72.4

11001

75.2

20429

73.9

Yes

3586

27.6

3619

24.8

7205

26.1


Binge drinking

Never/seldom

11092

72.8

16764

90.0

27856

82.3

Monthly

2788

18.3

1320

7.1

4108

12.1

Weekly

1357

8.9

545

2.9

1902

5.6


Fruit consumption

Once a week or less

2770

17.9

1394

7.4

4164

12.1

Several times a week/daily

10456

67.5

10848

57.3

21304

61.9

Several times a day

2265

14.6

6680

35.3

8945

26.0


Vegetable consumption

Once a week or less

2439

15.7

1213

6.4

3652

10.6

Several times a week/daily

11273

72.7

12329

65.1

23602

68.5

Several times a day

1784

11.5

5401

28.5

7185

20.9


Body mass index

Underweight

178

1.2

861

4.6

1039

3.1

Normal weight

7127

46.6

11123

60.0

18250

53.9

Overweight

6394

41.8

4696

25.3

11090

32.8

Obese

1608

10.5

5404

10.0

3466

10.2


Physical activity days/week

< 2

4272

28.3

4734

25.9

9006

27.0

2-4

7278

48.1

9231

50.5

16509

49.5

5+

3568

23.6

4298

23.5

7866

23.6


Self-rated health

Very good/good

11330

73.4

13242

70.3

24572

71.7

Fair

3322

21.5

4416

23.4

7738

22.6

Very poor/poor

790

5.1

1179

6.3

1969

5.7


Psychological distress

No

13207

85.6

14847

78.8

28054

81.9

Yes

2213

14.4

3987

21.2

6200

18.1


Tobacco use

No use

Never use

6057

39.3

9369

49.9

15426

45.1

Former use

3570

23.1

4332

23,1

7902

23,1

Former unknown

1063

6.9

1536

8.2

2599

7.6

Current exclusive snus use

2624

17.0

576

3.1

3200

9.4

Current exclusive smoking

1745

11.3

2853

15.2

4598

13.4

Current dual use

369

2.4

95

0.5

464

1.4


Engström et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:619   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-619

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