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Table 1 Characteristics of male and female participants

From: The influence of locus of control on self-rated health in context of chronic disease: a structural equation modeling approach in a cross sectional study

   Male (51%) Female (49%) Total
Age Mean (SD) 63.5 (10.1) 64.9 (8.8) 64 (9.5)
Education Compulsory school 36.0 44.1 40.0
Secondary school 29.9 28.2 29.1
University 34.1 27.7 31.0
MHLCa Internal (MD) 24** 22** 23
Chance (MD) 16 17 17
Powerful others (MD) 20** 18** 19
Disease burden (number of diseases) ≤2 61.3 56.6 59.0
3 21.6 21.2 21.4
4 8.8 15.2 11.9
≥5 8.3 7.1 7.7
Self-rated health Very poor 0.5 0 0.2
Poor 6.2 8.9 7.5
Neither good nor poor 31.4 25.7 28.6
Good 51.0 56.9 53.9
  Very good 11.0 8.4 7.7
  1. Figures aspercentages if not stated otherwise.
  2. aMultidimensional health locus of control in index-form and with median values (MD).
  3. **P < 0.01.