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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Capital interplays and the self-rated health of young men: results from a cross-sectional study in Switzerland

Variable Categories n %
Age 17 years 7 0.0
  18 years 6,424 26.8
  19 years 10,850 45.3
  20 years 4,790 20.0
  21 years 1,323 5.5
  22 years 386 1.6
  23 years 110 0.5
  24 years 68 0.3
  25 years 17 0.1
Immigrant status born in Switzerland 22,426 93.5
  immigrated to Switzerland 1,549 6.5
Recruitment centre Lausanne 4,187 17.5
  Sumiswald 3,080 12.9
  MtCeneri 1,437 6.0
  Windisch 7,422 31.0
  Ruti 4,281 17.9
  Mels 3,568 14.9
Highest parental education mandatory schooling 579 2.4
  vocational 10,588 44.2
  grammar school 1,182 4.9
  technical college 5,171 21.6
  university 6,455 26.9
Personal educational stream mandatory schooling 1,496 6.2
  vocational 13,824 57.7
  grammar school 8,655 36.1
Number of books in the home 0 to 10 2,026 8.5
  11 to 50 6,864 28.6
  51 to 200 7,426 31.0
  201 to 400 3,934 16.4
  more than 400 3,725 15.5
Parental financial condition very bad 614 2.6
  bad 4,287 17.9
  good 14,305 59.7
  very good 4,769 19.9
Parental social capital very unlikely 1,171 4.9
  rather unlikely 3,144 13.1
  rather likely 7,154 29.8
  very likely 12,506 52.2
Self-rated health poor 63 0.3
  fair 710 3.0
  good 7,483 31.2
  very good 10,949 45.7
  excellent 4,770 19.9