Table 3

Frequencies of all considered variables expressed as integers and percentages, stratified by self-rated health
Self-rated health
Explanatory variables Good Poor Total (NT)
Generalized trust Always trusts others 1380 330 1710
28.2% 15.8% 24.5%
Intermittent trust 1766 711 2477
36.1% 34.1% 35.5%
Never trusts others 1750 1045 2795
35.7% 50.1% 40.0%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Social Participation: Active member of local groups, organisations or group leisure activities Active participation 1341 470 1811
27.4% 22.5% 25.9%
Intermittent participation 2039 840 2879
41.6% 40.3% 41.2%
Zero participation 1516 776 2292
21.7% 11.1% 32.8%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Gender Male 2221 942 3163
45.4% 45.3% 45.3%
Female 2675 1144 3819
54.6% 54.8% 54.7%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Age 16–34 1006 317 1323
20.5% 15.2% 18.9%
35–44 1190 391 1581
24.3% 18.7% 22.6%
45–54 1031 445 1476
21.1% 21.3% 21.1%
55–64 873 412 1285
17.8% 19.8% 18.4%
65+ 796 521 1317
16.3% 25.0% 18.9%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Employment status Employed 3071 884 3955
62.7% 42.4% 56.6%
Full time student 630 221 851
12.9% 10.6% 12.2%
Retired 849 556 1405
17.3% 26.7% 20.1%
Unemployed 346 425 771
7.1% 20.4% 11.0%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Highest education achieved a Undergraduate or higher 1304 327 1631
26.9% 15.9% 23.6%
Year 13 1032 364 1396
21.3% 17.7% 20.2%
Year 12 1583 594 2117
32.7% 28.8% 31.6%
No formal qualifications 921 775 1696
19.0% 37.6% 24.6%
Total 4840 2060 6900
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Smoking status Never smokes 3733 1374 5107
76.2% 65.9% 73.1%
Intermittent smoker 432 233 665
8.8% 11.2% 9.5%
Always smokes 731 479 1210
14.9% 23.0% 17.3%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.%
Household income (annual, size-weighted) < £ 30,818 110 646 1746
22.5% 31.0% 25.0%
£30,819–£54,107 1125 620 1745
23.0% 29.7% 25.0%
£54,108–£86,659 1225 490 1745
25.6% 23.5% 25.0%
£86,660 + 1416 330 1746
28.9% 15.8% 25.0%
Total 4896 2086 6982
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Source: The British Household Panel Survey Waves M, O, Q & R (2003, 05, 07 & 08).

a Missing N = 82.

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Giordano et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:665   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-665

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