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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 3050).

From: Stressors and resources mediate the association of socioeconomic position with health behaviours

Variable   N(%) Mean (SD) Range
Age    44.9 (15.9) 17-96
Male   1332 (43.7)   
Level of education no education and primary school 332 (10.9)   
  lower vocational/intermediate secondary school 712 (23.3)   
  intermediate vocational/higher secondary school 579 (19.0)   
  higher vocational school/university 1427 (46.8)   
Non-Western background   389 (12.8)   
Chronic diseasesa Cardiovascular disease 460 (15.1)   
  Musculoskeletal disorder 775 (25.4)   
  Diabetes 185 (6.1)   
  Lung diseases 268 (8.8)   
  Cancer 56 (1.8)   
Stressors Financial stress   1.6 (0.5) 1-3
  Perceived health status   1.8 (0.5) 1-3
  Psychological distress   1.3 (0.3) 1-3
Resources Perceived life control   2.5 (0.4) 1-3
  Social support   2.7 (0.4) 1-3
  Social cohesion   2.3 (0.4) 1-3
Health behaviours Exercise (minutes per week)   107.8(156.6) 0-750
  Vegetable consumption (daily no. of serving spoons)   3.6 (1.9) 0-12
  Breakfast frequency (per week)   5.9 (2.1) 0-7
  Smoking (cigarettes/cigars per day)   3.0 (6.8) 0-30
  1. a number of respondents indicating that they currently suffered, or had suffered during the last twelve months, the disease.