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Table 2 Characteristics of the subjects according to social capital and mortality rate: the Aichi Gerontological Evaluation Study (AGES), Aichi, Japan, 2003-2008

From: Assessing the association between all-cause mortality and multiple aspects of individual social capital among the older Japanese

   Man Woman
   N Incidence/person-year Incidence rate (95% CI) (1000 person-years) N Incidence/person-year Incidence rate (95% CI) (1000 person-years)
General trust        
   Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or you cannot be too careful in dealing with people? Yes (High SC) 2121 252/9007 28.0 (24.7-31.7) 1448 86/6290 13.7 (11.1-16.9)
  Depends 3667 422/15577 27.1 (24.6-29.8) 4480 287/19452 14.8 (13.1-16.6)
  No (Low SC) 545 80/2274 35.2 (28.3-43.8) 667 31/2937 10.6 (7.4-15.0)
  Missing 175 36/713 50.5 (36.4-70.0) 207 20/882 22.7 (14.6-35.1)
   Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful or that they are mostly looking out for themselves? Yes (High SC) 1954 227/8291 27.4 (24.0-31.2) 1791 95/7817 12.2 (9.9-14.9)
  Depends 3710 412/15796 26.1 (23.7-28.7) 4104 254/17826 14.2 (12.6-16.1)
  No (Low SC) 645 106/2675 39.6 (32.8-47.9) 637 50/2760 18.1 (13.7-23.9)
  Missing 199 45/810 55.5 (41.5-74.4) 270 25/1159 21.6 (14.6-31.9)
   Do you think that most people would try to take advantage of you if they got the chance, or would they try to be fair? Yes (Low SC) 797 101/3377 29.9 (24.6-36.4) 616 40/2689 14.9 (10.9-20.3)
  Depends 3418 378/14536 26.0 (23.5-28.8) 3558 210/15475 13.6 (11.9-15.5)
  No (High SC) 2093 263/8847 29.7 (26.3-33.5) 2318 143/10073 14.2 (12.1-16.7)
  Missing 200 48/812 59.1 (44.5-78.4) 310 31/1323 23.4 (16.5-33.3)
Social support        
   Do you have someone who listens to your concerns and complaints? Yes (High SC) 5267 605/22392 27.0 (24.9-29.3) 5995 360/26087 13.8 (12.4-15.3)
  No (Low SC) 878 122/3671 33.2 (27.8-39.7) 424 34/1819 18.7 (13.4-26.2)
  Missing 363 63/1508 41.8 (32.6-53.5) 383 30/1655 18.1 (12.7-25.9)
   Do you have someone who looks after you when you are sick and stay in bed for a few days? Yes (High SC) 5967 713/25308 28.2 (26.2-30.3) 5988 372/26045 14.3 (12.9-15.8)
  No (Low SC) 258 29/1081 26.8 (18.6-38.6) 485 23/2112 10.9 (7.2-16.4)
  Missing 283 48/1182 40.6 (30.6-53.9) 329 29/1404 20.6 (14.3-29.7)
   Do you have someone who acknowledges your existence and value? Yes (High SC) 5705 664/24243 27.4 (25.4-29.6) 5849 357/25440 14.0 (12.7-15.6)
  No (Low SC) 433 65/1798 36.2 (28.4-46.1) 379 30/1628 18.4 (12.9-26.3)
  Missing 370 61/1532 39.8 (31.0-51.2) 574 37/2492 14.8 (10.8-20.5)
Generalised reciprocity        
   Do you listen to someone's concerns and complaints? Yes (High SC) 4945 522/21122 24.7 (22.7-26.9) 5348 282/23326 12.1 (10.8-13.6)
  No (Low SC) 1153 197/4748 41.5 (36.1-47.7) 941 107/4000 26.8 (22.1-32.3)
  Missing 410 71/1701 41.7 (33.1-52.7) 513 35/2235 15.7 (11.2-21.8)
   Do you look after someone when he/she is sick and stays in bed for a few days? Yes (High SC) 5690 651/24190 26.9 (24.9-29.1) 5785 324/25209 12.9 (11.5-14.3)
  No (Low SC) 461 78/1901 41.0 (32.9-51.2) 526 53/2242 23.6 (18.1-30.9)
  Missing 357 61/1481 41.2 (32.0-52.9) 491 47/2109 22.3 (16.7-29.7)
Social network        
   Political group participation Yes (High SC) 665 72/2848 25.3 (20.1-31.9) 287 13/1250 10.4 (6.0-17.9)
  No (Low SC) 5230 605/22171 27.3 (25.2-29.6) 5622 347/24445 14.2 (12.8-15.8)
  Missing 613 113/2553 44.3 (36.8-53.2) 893 64/3866 16.6 (13.0-21.2)
   Industry group participation Yes (High SC) 952 108/4059 26.6 (22.0-32.1) 293 6/1304 4.6 (2.1-10.2)
  No (Low SC) 4869 556/20653 26.9 (24.8-29.3) 5510 349/23929 14.6 (13.1-16.2)
  Missing 687 126/2860 44.1 (37.0-52.5) 999 69/4327 15.9 (12.6-20.2)
   Volunteer group participation Yes (High SC) 642 45/2796 16.1 (12.0-21.6) 574 22/2522 8.7 (5.7-13.2)
  No (Low SC) 5122 613/21678 28.3 (26.1-30.6) 5255 331/22829 14.5 (13.0-16.1)
  Missing 744 132/3097 42.6 (35.9-50.5) 973 71/4210 16.9 (13.4-21.3)
   Citizen group participation Yes (High SC) 245 28/1044 26.8 (18.5-38.8) 309 10/1368 7.3 (3.9-13.6)
  No (Low SC) 5465 622/23202 26.8 (24.8-29.0) 5470 346/23752 14.6 (13.1-16.2)
  Missing 798 140/3326 42.1 (35.7-49.7) 1023 68/4441 15.3 (12.1-19.4)
   Religious group participation Yes (High SC) 738 81/3152 25.7 (20.7-31.9) 698 38/3031 12.5 (9.1-17.2)
  No (Low SC) 5021 580/21288 27.2 (25.1-29.6) 5151 319/22391 14.2 (12.8-15.9)
  Missing 749 129/3131 41.2 (34.7-49.0) 953 67/4139 16.2 (12.7-20.6)
   Sports group participation Yes (High SC) 1282 87/5602 15.5 (12.6-19.2) 1152 36/5074 7.1 (5.1-9.8)
  No (Low SC) 4458 564/18776 30.0 (27.7-32.6) 4642 319/20118 15.9 (14.2-17.7)
  Missing 768 139/3193 43.5 (36.9-51.4) 1008 69/4369 15.8 (12.5-20.0)
   Neighborhood group participation Yes (High SC) 3445 384/14716 26.1 (23.6-28.8) 3583 199/15657 12.7 (11.1-14.6)
  No (Low SC) 2531 308/10650 28.9 (25.9-32.3) 2557 170/11058 15.4 (13.2-17.9)
  Missing 532 98/2206 44.4 (36.4-54.1) 662 55/2846 19.3 (14.8-25.2)
   Avocation group participation Yes (High SC) 1592 126/6882 18.3 (15.4-21.8) 2054 75/9046 8.3 (6.6-10.4)
  No (Low SC) 4192 533/17671 30.2 (27.7-32.8) 3819 285/16483 17.3 (15.4-19.4)
  Missing 724 131/3019 43.4 (36.6-51.5) 929 64/4032 15.9 (12.4-20.3)
   How often do you meet your friend? Once or more/month 4360 448/18691 24.0 (21.8-26.3) 5301 296/23134 12.8 (11.4-14.3)
  Several times/year 1077 145/4513 32.1 (27.3-37.8) 610 31/2654 11.7 (8.2-16.6)
  Rarely 752 141/3054 46.2 (39.1-54.5) 529 59/2231 26.4 (20.5-34.1)
  Having no friends 151 24/620 38.7 (25.9-57.7) 125 22/508 43.3 (28.5-65.8)
  Missing 168 32/694 46.1 (32.6-65.2) 237 16/1034 15.5 (9.5-25.3)
Total   6508 790/27572 28.7 (26.7-30.7) 6802 424/29561 14.3 (13.0-15.8)