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Table 4 Characteristics of ENSA II by individuals reporting poor health

From: Social class, marginality and self-assessed health: a cross-sectional analysis of the health gradient in Mexico

Variable N (%) N (%) reporting poor health Chi 2
Male 12304 (48.48) 5242 (32.91) 57.6
Female 13078 (51.52) 5944 (35.87)  
13–15 years of age 2534 (9.98) 656 (25.89) 1.5e3
16–30 10568 (41.63) 2980 (28.20)  
31–59 9589 (37.78) 4010 (41.82)  
60–90 2692 (10.61) 1562 (58.02)  
High urban class 631 (4.16) 75 (18.70) 1.1e3
Middle high 2500 (16.47) 352 (23.59)  
Middle low 3667 (24.16) 634 (28.51)  
Low urban class 8381 (55.21) 2491 (52.55)  
High rural class 234 (4.86) 6 (16.67) 43.98
Middle class 952 (19.76) 87 (39.01)  
Low rural class 3633 (75.39) 396 (46.10)  
Elementary school incomplete 8258 (33.73) 5943 (39.66) 1.9e3
Elementary school complete 5129 (20.95) 2075 (38.35)  
Middle high school incomplete 1961 (8.01) 597 (29.02)  
Middle high school complete 4734 (19.34) 1393 (29.39)  
High school incomplete 965 (3.94) 216 (22.38)  
High school incomplete 1134 (4.63) 270 (23.81)  
College incomplete 2065 (8.43) 408 (19.76)  
College complete 147 (0.60) 17 (11.56)  
Graduate school 91 (0.37) 19 (20.88)  
High marginality 10259 (41.6) 4985 (36.93) 264.6
Medium 9101 (36.9) 4008 (34.52)  
Low marginality 5303 (21.5) 1818 (28.09)  
Bad housing conditions 13242 (52.17) 6997 (39.31) 687.5
Good housing conditions 12141 (47.83) 4189 (28.57)  
North 4905 (19.32) 1643 (26.47) 366.4
Center 5225 (20.58) 2551 (37.61)  
DF 5139 (20.25) 2117 (34.08)  
PASSPA 4887 (19.25) 2406 (36.99)  
South 5227 (20.59) 2469 (36.32)  
0–1 goods 7049 (31.53) 3876 (39.87)  
2–3 5934 (26.54) 2937 (38.42) 898.4
4–5 5357 (23.96) 2154 (32.14)  
6 4018 (17.97) 982 (20.34)