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Table 1 Relationships between Socioeconomic Position and Health, in Men and Women; National Health Survey

From: SRH and HrQOL: does social position impact differently on their link with health status?

  Poor SRH (%) PCS (Mean) MCS (Mean) Functional limitations (%) Chronic low back pain (%)
  MEN
Education (missing = 720)      
   < 12 years (n = 2432) 26.1 50.2 50.3 14.4 15.3
   12 years (n = 3688) 17.9 51.5 50.4 10.1 15.7
   > 12 years (n = 3253) 10.6 53.3 51.3 7.6 12.3
   P-value* < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.009 < 0.0001 0.001
   Missing (N) 6 1747 1747 3 1611
Annual income (€)      
   < 9,900 (n = 2380) 24.8 50.5 49.7 14.1 15.2
   9,900-14,300 (n = 2515) 19.6 51.7 50.3 10.9 13.8
   14,300-20,400 (n = 2529) 14.4 52.3 50.9 8.0 14.2
   > = 20,400 (n = 2669) 8.4 53.6 51.3 6.4 11.8
   P-value* < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.02
   Missing (N) 7 1855 1855 3 1723
  WOMEN
Education (missing = 784)      
   < 12 years (n = 3650) 30.5 48.8 47.7 24.7 19.6
   12 years (n = 3768) 22.1 51.2 47.7 16.5 20.1
   > 12 years (n = 3490) 16.4 52.0 48.4 14.5 16.2
   P-value* < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.02 < 0.0001 0.001
   Missing (N) 5 2131 2131 2 1924
Annual income (€)      
   < 9,900 (n = 3092) 28.1 49.7 46.8 22.8 17.7
   9,900-14,300 (n = 2981) 23.4 50.5 47.4 19.4 19.3
   14,300-20,400 (n = 2830) 19.7 51.7 48.4 15.9 18.2
   > = 20,400 (n = 2789) 15.4 52.1 48.8 10.6 17.4
   P-value* < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.39
   Missing (N) 5 2211 2211 3 2016
  1. SRH: Self Rated Health; PCS: SF-36 Physical Component Summary; MCS: SF-36 Mental Component Summary % adjusted for age
  2. *Global chi-square
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