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Table 1 Sample distribution of indicators of social status by gender.

From: Social inequalities in mental health in Norway: possible explanatory factors

   Men Women Sign.
Education Primary 557 (12.2) 800 (13.7)  
  Secondary 912 (19.9) 1055 (18.1)  
  Post-secondary 487 (10.6) 758 (13.0) ***
  First stage tertiary 1021 (22.3) 1306 (22.4)  
  Second stage tertiary 1604 (35.0) 1908 (32.7)  
  Total 4581 (100.0) 5827 (100.0)  
Income NOK < 100 000 171 (3.8) 509 (9.0)  
  100–200 000 422 (9.3) 1282 (22.6)  
  200–300 000 1215 (26.8) 2494 (43.9) ***
  300–400 000 1348 (29.7) 992 (17.5)  
  400 000 + 1381 (30.4) 403 (22.6)  
  Total 4537 (100.0) 5680 (100.0)  
Occupation Unskilled manual 364 (7.4) 203 (3.4)  
  Skilled manual 384 (7.8) 109 (1.8)  
  Non-manual 1969 (40.0) 4039 (68.5)  
  Lower service 617 (12.5) 539 (9.1) ***
  Higher service 1598 (32.3) 1003 (17.0)  
  Total 4923 (100.0) 5893 (100.0)  
Social status combined index I (low) 727 (17.9) 1112 (22.3)  
  II 582 (14.3) 1222 (24.5)  
  III 629 (15.5) 1260 (25.3) ***
  IV 892 (22.1) 737 (14.8)  
  V (high) 1225 (30.2) 654 (13.1)  
  Total 4060 (100.0) 4985 (100.0)  
  1. P < 0.05*
  2. P < 0.01**
  3. P < 0.001 ***
  4. Absolute figures (percentages)