Table 3

Characteristics study participants
Characteristics Total (n = 925) Men (n = 439) Women (n = 486)
% n % n % n
Age in categories
  25 – 34 13.1 (121) 14.4 (63) 11.9 (58)
  35 – 44 14.5 (134) 13.9 (61) 15.0 (73)
  45 – 54 18.7 (173) 16.9 (74) 20.4 (99)
  55 – 64 16.0 (148) 15.3 (67) 16.7 (81)
  65 – 74 19.4 (179) 21.2 (93) 17.7 (86)
  75 – 84 15.1 (140) 15.3 (67) 15.0 (73)
  85+ 3.2 (30) 3.2 (14) 3.3 (16)
  Missing values 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Highest completed education level
  No education or primary education 6.9 (64) 5.9 (26) 7.8 (38)
  Lower secondary education 26.2 (242) 26.0 (115) 26.1 (127)
  (Upper or post-) secondary non-tertiary education 29.1 (269) 29.0 (127) 29.2 (142)
  Tertiary education (bachelor’s degree or higher) 37.8 (350) 39.0 (171) 36.8 (179)
  Missing values 1.0 (9) 0.7 (3) 1.2 (6)
Household net income per month in euros
  < 1850 35.3 (326) 29.6 (130) 40.3 (196)
  1850 – 2400 16.8 (155) 17.1 (75) 16.5 (80)
  2400 – 3600 29.5 (273) 32.1 (141) 27.2 (132)
  3600 or > 18.5 (171) 21.2 (93) 16.0 (78)
  Missing values 16.2 (150) 16.4 (72) 16.0 (78)
Perceived social status
  Low 3.7 (35) 3.6 (16) 3.8 (19)
  Medium 24.2 (224) 22.8 (100) 25.5 (124)
  High 72.0 (666) 73.6 (323) 70.6 (343)
  Missing values 2.7 (25) 3.4 (15) 2.1 (10)

van der Heide et al.

van der Heide et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:179   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-179

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