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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the sample (n = 7,906)

From: Health risk factors and self-rated health among job-seekers

Variables   N %
Gender Female 3,685 46.6
  Male 4,221 53.4
Age in years (mean, SD)   33.5 12.5
Age groups 18-24 years 2,599 33.1
  25-39 years 2,711 34.6
  40-64 years 2,537 32.3
Family status Married 1,970 25.3
  Single 4,913 63.1
  Divorced/separated 808 10.4
  Widowed 90 1.2
Living in a steady relationship   4,792 61.7
School education < 10 years 1,733 22.7
  10-11 years 4,415 58.0
  > 11 years 1,469 19.3
Life-time unemployment in months (mean, SD)   29.2 41.2
Life-time unemployment grouped < 6 months* 2,675 35.2
  6-24 months 2,471 32.5
  > 24 months 2,447 32.2
  1. Notes: N = number of cases, SD = standard deviation.
  2. *including 648 job-seekers that have not yet been unemployed.