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Table 1 Variables and distribution of frequencies

From: Stability and variability in income position over time: exploring their role in self-rated health in Swedish survey data

Variables Men Women
Number of cases Proportion (%) of poor SRH Absolute disp. mean income 1995 to 2000, in thousands of SEK Number of cases Proportion (%) of poor SRH Absolute disp. mean income 1995 to 2000, in thousands of SEK
Highest achieved school degree
Post-secondary 255 16.5 224 229 17.9 157
Secondary 1,105 22.9 169 1,141 27.2 133
Primary/incomplete 341 33.4 143 306 39.9 109
Disposable income (pooled income 1995 to 2000)
1st quintile (highest) 637 17.8 248 280 17.1 211
2nd quintile 468 25.7 154 399 27.3 151
3rd quintile 321 29.3 125 446 27.6 124
4th quintile 176 31.8 97 375 34.1 98
5th quintile (lowest) 99 26.3 53 176 36.9 50
Time in income position below median
0 (above median during entire observation) 983 19.8 210 550 22.0 180
1 year 140 27.9 170 144 27.1 146
2 years 119 31.1 132 139 22.6 131
3 years 105 25.7 128 120 25.0 119
4 years 83 35.0 116 114 29.8 113
5 years 88 30.7 98 148 38.5 105
6 years 183 30.0 80 461 35.1 85
Income change: more/less than 10 percentiles in income rank position
Stable 711 18.3 206 590 27.6 133
Stable/downward 268 34.3 151 282 33.7 129
Stable/upward 234 25.2 155 273 20.2 132
Inconsistent 488 26.2 142 531 30.1 130
Income change: more/less than 10% of absolute income
Stable 745 24.3 172 737 27.8 124
Stable/downward 78 44.9 150 118 38.1 122
Stable/upward 596 20.6 180 571 22.7 143
Inconsistent 282 24.8 161 250 37.2 132
Slopes (based on disposable income 1995 to 2000)
Strong decrease 69 35.8 180 50 24.0 141
Weak decrease 212 37.3 143 240 34.6 125
Stable income 136 30.1 137 169 39.6 106
Weak increase 785 22.8 155 824 27.7 128
Strong increase 499 17.0 220 393 21.1 153
Total 1,701 24.0 172 1,676 28.2 131