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Table 1 Background characteristics of the sample

From: Inequalities in self-rated health among 45+ year-olds in Almaty, Kazakhstan: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic N %
Age, years   
45–54 416 34.7
55–64 347 29.1
65–74 270 22.7
75+ 158 13.3
Unknown 8 0.7
Gender   
Male 505 42.1
Female 694 57.9
Ethnic background   
Kazakh 400 33.4
Russian 644 53.7
Other/Unknown 155 12.9
Education   
Secondary or less 347 28.9
Vocational 283 23.6
Higher 569 47.5
Occupation   
Blue-collar 261 21.8
White-collar 194 16.2
Unemployed 143 11.9
Pensioner 567 47.3
Other/unknown 34 2.8
Marital status   
Married 832 69.4
Unmarried 354 29.5
Unknown 13 1.1
Self-reported material deprivation   
Category 1 162 13.5
Category 2 218 18.2
Category 3 285 23.8
Category 4 296 24.7
Unknown 238 19.8
Self-rated health   
Poor 141 11.8
Satisfactory 644 53.7
Good 372 31.0
Excellent 38 3.2
Unknown 4 0.4
Total 1199 100.0