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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants

From: Levels and distribution of self-rated health in the Kazakh population: results from the Kazakhstan household health survey 2012

Characteristic   Number of subjects % with poor health % reporting worse health than 1 yr ago
Total   12,455 5.3 11
Sex Men 5,198 3.5 7.7
Women 7,257 6.5 13.5
Age group 15-24 1,860 0.6 1.7
25-34 2,530 1.0 3.0
35-44 2,280 1.4 5.9
45-54 2,181 3.1 8.0
55-64 1,753 7.8 18.4
65+ 1,851 20.6 34.3
Education Primary or less 1,272 17.4 27.1
Vocational 3,344 5.1 12.1
Secondary 3,854 4.6 9.5
University 3,985 2.2 6.5
Income quartile Q1 (lowest) 2,647 6.6 12.8
Q2 2,597 7.2 14.3
Q3 2,680 4.7 11.1
Q4 (highest) 2,546 3.3 6.7
Missing 1,985 4.3 9.9
Married Unmarried 5,324 7.7 14.4
Married 7,131 3.5 8.6
Ethnicity Kazakh 7,468 3.2 8.5
Russia 3,823 9.1 15.5
Other 1,164 5.9 13.0
Urban Urban 5,016 4.6 10.4
Rural 7,439 5.7 11.5
Car ownership No 6,790 7.9 15.2
Yes 5,665 2.1 6.1
Second house No 11,799 5.4 11.2
Yes 656 2.7 8.2
Computer No 6,997 7.7 14.3
Yes 5,458 2.1 6.9
Region Almaty City 853 3.8 14.9
Astana 1,072 1.9 4.1
Center 976 2.3 4.9
East 1,096 11.0 18.2
North 2,231 7.4 15.5
South 4,334 5.0 9.8
West 1,893 4.2 9.8