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Table 1 Distribution of variables

From: Low socio-economic position is associated with poor social networks and social support: results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

Characteristic (no. of missings) Number [Mean] % [SD]
Total sample 4814 100
Age (0) [59.6] [7.8]
Gender (0)   
   Male 2395 49.8
   Female 2419 50.2
Education – years of training (16)   
   > 18 507 10.5
   14–17 1068 22.2
   11–13 2676 55.6
   < 10 547 11.4
Household equivalent income quantiles (310)   
Min: 150,00; Max: 9500,00   
Percentiles   
20: 1833,3333
40: 2500,0000
60: 3166,6667
80: 4250,0000
  
Confidant (39)   
   yes 4157 87.1
   no 618 12.9
Partnership (13)   
   yes 4015 83.6
   no 786 16.4
Close ties   
   total number (48) [10.3] [7.2]
   living nearby (78) [7.3] [6.0]
   seen once per month (86) [6.7] [5.1]
   contact phone/mail (77) [8.0] [6.7]
Participation (29)   
   >= 1 group 2861 59.8
   0 groups 1924 40.2
Social Integration Index (110)   
   Level IV 217 4.6
   Level III 1954 41.5
   Level II 1960 41.7
   Level I (Isolation) 573 12.2
Instrumental support (99)   
   yes 4121 87.4
   no 594 12.6
Emotional support (69)   
   yes 3977 83.8
   no 768 16.2