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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (n = 1,020; Grahamstown 2007).

From: The influence of social capital and socio-economic conditions on self-rated health among residents of an economically and health-deprived South African township

Model N % Mean SD Min Max
Health    2.55 1.01 0.00 4.00
0 (poor) 17 2%     
1 (fair) 156 17%     
2 (good) 214 23%     
3 (very good) 405 43%     
4 (excellent) 143 15%     
Socio-economic conditions/resources       
   Married 304 33%     
   Male 249 27%     
   Unemployment 579 62%     
   Education       
None or some primary 325 35%     
Some secondary 375 40%     
Matric or higher 235 25%     
   Income    1,250 2.13 0.00 > 7,001
   Social capital    2.97 0.54 1.00 4.00
Housing quality       
   Leaky roof 471 50%     
   Formally build house 670 62%     
Neighbourhood quality     
   Crime in the area 2.03 0.89 1.00 4.00
   Residents get value for their rental rates 2.19 0.74 1.00 4.00