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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population in relation to self-rated health

From: Types of social capital resources and self-rated health among the Norwegian adult population

Characteristics Poor health Fair health Good health Total
  No. % No. % No. % No.
Gender        
Male 82 43.4 227 49.5 1227 49.7 1536
Female 107 56.6 232 50.5 1242 50.3 1581
Marital relation        
Cohabiting 117 62.2 336 73.8 1797 73.4 2250
Living alone 71 37.8 119 26.2 650 26.6 840
Age        
18-24 7 2.8 23 9.1 223 88.1 253
25-39 38 4.2 100 11.1 763 84.7 901
40-54 61 6 130 12.9 820 81.1 1011
55-67 55 7.9 153 21.9 492 70.3 700
≥ 68 28 11.1 53 21 171 67.9 252
Ethnicity        
Non-immigrants 172 91.5 410 89.5 2301 93.6 2883
Immigrants 16 8.5 48 10.5 158 6.4 222
Occupation        
In employment 73 38.6 281 61.2 2033 82.3 2387
Not employed 116 61.4 178 38.8 436 17.7 730
Education        
University 26 2.3 123 10.9 982 86.8 1131
Secondary 89 6.5 194 14.3 1076 79.2 1359
Primary/lower 68 12.3 128 23.1 359 64.7 555
Income group        
High income 36 3.6 107 10.6 871 85.9 1014
Medium income 60 5.9 148 14.6 805 79.5 1013
Low income 91 8.5 201 18.8 777 72.7 1069
Frequency of contact with ones family
Yes 148 5.5 377 14 2163 80.5 2688
No 17 12.1 25 17.9 98 70 140
Some one to talk to when distressed
Yes 152 5.9 355 13 2229 81.5 2736
No 32 14.3 77 27.8 168 60.6 277
Gender diversity in one's social network
Yes 153 5.6 375 13.8 2181 80.5 2709
No 18 7.5 42 17.4 181 75.1 241
Ethnic diversity in one's social network
Yes 78 6.5 158 13.2 965 80.3 1201
No 83 5.3 216 13.9 1257 80.8 1556