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Table 1 Characteristics of institutionalized and community-dwelling population

From: Biological health or lived health: which predicts self-reported general health better?

  Institutionalized population Community-dwelling population
  (N = 9707) (N = 17739)
  % %
Gender
  Female 65.5 63.3
Age, years   
  Old (>65) 82.0 58.5
Education
  No school 21.8 11.9
  Primary-school-incomplete 45.3 35.6
  Primary-school-complete 23.4 28.8
  Secondary school first step 3.0 9.3
  Secondary school finished 3.1 5.3
  Professional school medium 1.3 2.8
  Professional school superior 0.5 1.7
  University 1.5 4.6
SRGH
  SRGH: very good 3.0 1.5
  SRGH: good 35.2 19.2
  SRGH: fair 37.1 44.9
  SRGH: bad 18.8 26.5
  SRGH: very bad 5.9 7.9
Number of health conditionsa
  No health condition 12.3 12.4
  One or two health conditions 68.6 50.1
  Three or more than three health conditions 19.1 37.5
  1. All data are population weighted.
  2. SRGH = Self-reported general health.
  3. aThe health conditions were: Spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, Lateral sclerosis, Multiple sclerosis, Agenesis/Amputation, Laryngectomy, Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis or Ankylosing spondylitis, Muscular dystrophy, Spina bifida/hydrocephaly, Myocardial infarction or Ischaemic cardiopathy, Cerebrovascular accidents, Down's Syndrome, Autism and other disorders associated with autism, Cerebral paralysis, Acquired brain damage, Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type, Other types of dementia, Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Pigmentary retinosis, Myopia magna, Senile macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataract, HIV/AIDS, Rare illnesses, Cancer (only for community-dwelling population).