Table 1

Basic characteristics of study subjects and regions.

Men

Women


Individual variable (20030 men and 21076 women)

Age (mean, range: years)

42.9 (25–59)

42.9 (25–59)

Marital status (N, %)

Married

14701 (73.4)

16208 (76.9)

Single

4635 (23.1)

3217 (15.3)

Separated

137 (0.7)

541 (2.6)

Divorced

557 (2.8)

1110 (5.3)

Occupation a (N, %)

Profession

3747 (18.7)

2243 (10.6)

Manager

1736 (8.7)

310 (1.5)

Clerk

1776 (8.9)

3051 (14.5)

Sales work

1972 (9.8)

1785 (8.5)

Service work

1697 (8.5)

2242 (10.6)

Agriculture

680 (3.4)

535 (2.5)

Transport

1063 (5.3)

80 (0.4)

Labour

4752 (23.7)

2167 (10.3)

Housework

28 (0.1)

5765 (27.4)

Others

2579 (12.9)

2898 (13.8)

Income quintile (median: thousand yen)

5th (highest)

6035

4th

4000

3rd

2989

2nd

2200

1st (lowest)

1250

Regional variable (60 prefectures and metropolitan cities)

Per capita income (mean, range: thousand yen)

1423.4 (865–2042)

Unemployment rate (mean, range: %)

4.68 (3.0–9.4)


a Profession = professional and technical workers; clerk = clerical and related workers; agriculture = agriculture, foresty and fishery workers; labour = craftmen, mining, production process and construction workers, and labourers.

Fukuda et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-53

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