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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of Study Variables (%)

From: Socio-demographic factors and self-reported funtional status: the significance of social support

  Men Women Total
Age groups    
17–25 14.5 15.9 15.3
26–44 30.7 33.0 32.0
45–54 18.2 14.4 16.1
55–64 16.3 14.8 15.5
65+ 20.3 21.7 21.1
Marital status    
Single 18.1 13.5 15.6
Married 79.2 71.6 75.0
Widowed 2.5 14.2 9.0
Divorced 0.2 0.7 0.4
Education levels    
1 (< 6 years) 20.7 24.4 22.7
2 (6 years) 48.7 42.9 45.5
3 (9 years) 11.2 12.5 11.9
4 (12 years) 12.7 15.1 14.0
5 (higher education) 6.7 5.1  
Employment status    
Employed 79.6 31.2 52.8
Living arrangements    
Parents/others of heada 2.5 5.3 4.0
Children of head 17.0 12.1 14.5
Lives only with spouse 20.0 18.3 19.0
Lives alone 0.2 8.0 4.5
Lives with spouse + children 58.9 52.6 55.5
'Head' without spouse and living with others 1.5 3.5 2.5
Self-rated health    
   Excellent 25.7 15.5 20.1
   Good 46.3 41.5 43.7
   Fair 21.4 31.6 27.0
   Poor 6.5 11.4 9.2
Chronic disease 33.9 47.3 41.3
Limited because of chronic disease 54.1 58.1 56.6
Acute illness 9.2 17.5 13.9
Limited because of acute illness    
not at all 31.4 36.2 34.8
minor restrictions 29.4 27.6 28.1
restricted at home 21.6 13.4 15.7
restricted in bed 17.6 22.8 21.3
Past surgery 44.0 54.4 49.7
Chronic dis. Index b 55.4 68.6 62.7
Physician visits c 12.6 20.6 17.0
Use of medicines c 37.2 57.0 48.1
Hospitalization d 7.1 11.5 9.5
Use of health services Index e 67.1 81.6 75.0
  1. ahead of the household, bdeclared at least one disease from the list of chronic conditions clast two weeks, dlast three years, eat least one health service from a given list during the last year