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Table 1 Weighted prevalences of the main variables

From: Health inequalities in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional study of the role of Type D (distressed) personality

Characteristic Region
  West-Brabant 's-Hertogenbosch
  (n = 7,764) (n = 650)
  % %
Sex   
   Male 50.5 50.3
Age   
   19-34 years 30.5 33.6
   35-49 years 37.7 37.7
   50-64 years 31.8 28.6
Type D personality (DS-14)   
   Negative affectivity (NA ≥ 10) 31.7 31.8
   Social inhibition (SI ≥ 10) 40.5 34.5
   Type D personality (NA ≥ 10 and SI ≥ 10) 20.4 19.1
Highest completed education   
   None or primary school 7.5 6.8
   Lower general secondary or lower vocational school 35.2 30.7
   Higher general secondary school, intermediate vocational school, or pre-university 33.4 28.1
   Higher vocational (Bachelor) or university (Master) 23.9 34.3
Net monthly household income   
   ≤ € 850 8.9 9.6
   €851-€1,150 8.4 11.8
   €1,150-€1,750 21.0 20.1
   €1,751-€3,050 28.2 25.9
   €3,051-€3,500 6.7 9.1
   ≥ €3,501 8.4 9.7
   Doesn't want to tell 18.4 13.7
Tobacco smoking   
   Current 31.3 34.7
   Former 31.5 28.0
   Never 37.2 37.3
Alcohol consumption   
   Unsafea 12.1 12.2
   Safe 66.1 66.2
   Abstains 14.6 13.7
   Yes, amount unknown 7.2 7.9
Body Mass Index   
   < 30 kg/m2 89.2 88.6
   ≥ 30 kg/m2 10.8 11.4
Self-assessed health   
   Excellent 6.8 8.2
   Very good 20.7 22.7
   Good 59.8 55.3
   Fair 11.2 12.3
   Poor 1.5 1.5
At least one chronic disease, diagnosed by physicianb   
   Yes 40.2 40.7
   No 59.8 59.3
Diabetes   
   Yes, diagnosed by physician 3.4 3.4
   No/not diagnosed by physician 96.6 96.6
Cardiovascular diseasec   
   Yes, diagnosed by physician 2.5 2.9
   No/not diagnosed by physician 97.5 97.1
Psychological distress   
   None or low (K10 score 10-15) - 66.5
   Moderate (K10 score 16-29) - 28.6
   High (K10 score 30-50) - 4.9
  1. a > 21 glasses of alcoholic beverages weekly for men; > 14 glasses of alcoholic beverages weekly for women
  2. b during the last 12 months, from among the following 18 chronic diseases: 1) diabetes; 2) stroke, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack; 3) myocardial infarction; 4) other severe heart disorder, such as heart failure or angina pectoris; 5) cancer; 6) migraine or regular severe headaches; 7) high blood pressure; 8) constriction of the blood vessels in stomach or legs (not varicose veins); 9) asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, or COPD; 10) severe or persistent intestinal disorders, for more than 3 months; 11) psoriasis; 12) chronic eczema; 13) incontinence; 14) severe or persistent back disorders (including slipped disc); 15) articular degeneration of hips or knees; 16) chronic arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, chronic rheumatism); 17) other severe or persistent disorder of neck or shoulder; 18) other severe or persistent disorder of elbow, wrist, or hand
  3. c based on three questions: (1) stroke, cerebrovascular accident, or transient ischemic attack, (2) myocardial infarction, (3) other severe heart disorder, such as heart failure of angina pectoris
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