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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of main variables of interest for the six countries

From: Is self-rated health a valid measure to use in social inequities and health research? Evidence from the PAPFAM women’s data in six Arab countries

  Morocco Algeria Tunisia Lebanon Syria PT
  (N = 9869) (N = 7399) (N = 3902) (N = 3499) (N = 6953) (N = 5098)
Age 34.64 ± 8.80 36.08 ± 7.79 36.46 ± 7.47 38.32 ± 8.58 33.07 ± 8.53 32.98 ± 8.27
  N % N % N % N % N % N %
Self-rated health
 Good 2812 28 3346 44 1751 46 1965 58 5187 75 3295 65
 Fair/Poor 7052 72 4041 56 2146 54 1397 42 1765 25 1803 35
Reporting at least one chronic condition 1387 14 847 12 331 8.7 524 16 626 9 609 12
 Education
 Primary or less 1666 48 1603 39 1550 59 916 28 2730 53 1659 33
 Preparatory 815 25 1365 34 125 5.6 945 30 1197 23 1766 35
Secondary or more 893 27 1172 28 748 36 1179 41 1215 24 1646 33
HH economic status
 Poor        1474 44     
 Middle        1202 36     
 Rich        669 20     
Working status (no) 8312 84 6739 91 3250 80 2773 82 5849 84 4548 90
Home ownership (no) 2612 28 1553 22 649 17 799 26 734 11 747 16
Region
 Urban 5053 58 4383 58 2380 67    3731 54 2709 55
 Rural 4816 42 3016 42 1522 33    3222 46 1511 28
 Refugee camp**            878 17
Region, Lebanon
 Beirut/Mt Lebanon        1423 41     
 Bekaa        602 17     
 North        724 21     
 South        750 21     
Current smoker 74 0.7 31 0.4 65 1.7 1124 32 712 10 133 2.6
Ever lost a pregnancy (yes) 2305 24 1678 23 1126 29 1124 33 1423 21 2255 44
Menopausal (yes)    694 10 351 9 500 16 807 13 431 9.6
  1. **: specific to OPT.