Table 1

Descriptive statistics of the GSOEP sample
Variable Valid cases Missing values Sample Weighted
Gender 0.0%
Male 131,408 47.9% 47.9%
Female 142,752 52.1% 52.1%
Age 0.0%
18-29 years 51,134 18.7% 16.7%
30-44 years 80,552 29.4% 27.3%
45-64 years 91,685 33.4% 32.4%
65 years and over 50,788 18.5% 23.6%
Timeframe 0.0%
1994-1998 63,691 23.2% 24.6%
1999-2003 90,993 33.2% 24.9%
2004-2006 61,294 22.4% 25.2%
2007-2009 58,182 21.2% 25.4%
Income position 0.1%
< 60% 27,790 10.1% 12.5%
60-150% 186,273 68.0% 68.0%
150% and more 59,808 21.8% 19.5%
Number of doctor visits per year 261,115 4.8% 2.6 2.8
Number of days in hospital per year 249,477 9.0% 1.8 2.8
Officially acknowledged disability (yes) 273,107 0.4% 11.3% 13.6%
General health status good/very good 273,314 0.3% 50.0% 46.0%
Satisfaction with health (1–10) 273,159 0.4% 6.6 6.4

Data: GSOEP 1994–2010.

Valid Cases: Number of cases in category of categorical variable or with non-missing observations for count variables. Missing Values: Proportion of missing values by variable. Sample: mean or proportion in/of sample; weighted: mean or proportion in/of population as estimated by weighted sample * Data are collected retrospectively in the GSOEP, so a higher number of missing values is inevitable.

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