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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of study participants by gender

From: Perceived neighborhood problems: multilevel analysis to evaluate psychometric properties in a Southern adult Brazilian population

Variables Total (n = 1,720) Male (n = 761) Female (n = 959)
Individual level (n = 1,720) %/ mean %/ mean %/ mean
Gender    
 Male 44.5   
 Female 55.5   
Race/Skin color    
 White 89.9 88.5 91.0
 Brown 5.7 7.5 4.2
 Black 4.4 4.0 4.8
Age (years) 38.1 37.2 38.1
Age bands (years)    
 20 - 29 32.7 34.8 31.0
 30 - 39 22.9 22.8 22.9
 40 - 49 25.0 23.7 26.0
 50 - 59 19.4 18.6 20.1
Length neighborhood residence time (years) 13.4 13.0 13.7
Tertiles of neighborhood residence time    
 0 - 5 yrs 37.4 39.3 36.0
 5.01 - 16.5 yrs 29.7 30.2 29.4
 16.51 - 59 yrs 32.8 30.5 34.7
Family per capita income (R$ reais) 1,433.0 1,627.1 1,336.3
Tertile of family per capita income    
 Lower (0–566.9) 32.6 29.9 34.7
Intermediate (567,0 - 1,300.1) 33.3 34.4 32.4
 Higher (1,301.0 - 33,333.3) 34.1 35.7 32.9
 Number of years of educational attainment (years) 11.7 11.7 11.6
Educational attainment (years)    
 0-4 8.8 8.8 8.7
 5-8 14.0 13.7 14.2
 9-11 33.4 34.5 32.5
 12 and more 43.9 43.0 44.6
Occupational status    
 Non Manual 65.1 60.2 69.0
 Manual 27.6 32.2 23.9
 Others 7.3 7.6 7.1
Census tract level (n = 63)    
Household per capita income (R$) 1,503.0 1,476.8 1,524.0
Income    
 Lower (314.8 – 953.7) 33.2 33.2 33.3
 Intermediate (953.8 – 1,592.5) 35.6 37.9 33.7
 Higher (1,592.6 – 5,057.8) 31.2 28.9 33.0
  1. Florianopolis, Brazil, 2009.